TIG Resources


 
Share and Find Resources in AEA eLibrary
 

Recommendation: "Create an online clearinghouse for high-quality arts assessment materials...Develop a one-stop shop where teachers, teaching artists, practitioners, and researchers can access reliable and valid assessment tools, helpful how-to resources, high-quality research and evaluation reports, and relevant informational documents pertaining to arts assessment." (p.vii)
Herpin, S.A., Quinn Washington, A., and Li, Jian. (2012). Improving the Assessment of Student Learning in the Arts – State of the Field and Recommendations. Washington, DC: The National Endowment for the Arts and WestEd.

To contribute to this effort, please share your assessment strategies, tools, and reports by uploading them to the AEA Public eLibrary in THREE easy steps.

1. Describe It:
Tool/Method/Report
Source
Purpose/Suggested Use
Strengths and Limitations

2. Tag It:
~AEA Public Library
Arts Culture and Audiences
Instruments/How to
User Defined: Arts Education, Arts Assessment, AEMDD, PD, NEA, etc.
3. Add a Creative Common License (for file upload only)



 

SHARE and FIND resources on AEA365

To kick-start Arts Assessment Share Alike, the Arts, Culture, and Audiences TIG
curated a week of blog entries on AEA365 focused on arts assessment:

Arts, Culture, and Audiences Week (October 20-25, 2013)


OCT 20: Patricia Moore Shaffer: Assessments for Student Learning in the Arts


OCT 21: Susanne Harnett: Designing Benchmark Arts Assessments

OCT 22: Don Glass: Improving the Work of Educators and Students with Educative Assessment

OCT 23: Timothy S. Brophy: Using IRT in the Analysis of Multidimensional Arts Assessment Data

OCT 24: Steven Holochwost: Hierarchical Modeling to Accommodate Nested Data Structures

OCT 25: Rob Horowitz: Resolving Dissonance in the Improvisatory Rhythm of School Collaborations
 










Annual Conference of the
American Evaluation Association

Arts, Museums, and Audiences TIG Sessions

 

 

AEA has migrated the website content from past annual meetings to the following webpage. Please locate the program tab and search by our TIG name to find past presentations:

http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=106

 

2017
Washington, DC

Co-Chairs: Ivonne Chand O'Neal and Annabel Jackson

 

2016
Atlanta, GA

Co-Chairs: Ivonne Chand O'Neal and Annabel Jackson

 

2015
Chicago, IL

Co-Chairs: Ivonne Chand O'Neal and Annabel Jackson

 

2014
Denver, CO

Co-Chairs: Ivonne Chand O'Neal and Annabel Jackson

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 (06:15 PM - 07:00 PM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
271:Quantifying Public Art: Measuring Large Scale Experiences and Change

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
1520:Building and Evaluating Communities of Practice: Application in the Arts

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
729:The state of internal evaluation in zoos and aquariums

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
1140:Validation of a Measure of Student Engagement for Elementary School Students

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
ACA2:Creating Structures to Frame Understanding of Group Arts Participation

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 (06:20 PM - 07:10 PM)

     TIG Business Meetings
TIG-ACA:TIG Business Meeting - Arts, Culture, and Audiences

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
1203:Collecting and using information from drop-in patrons: successful practices and lessons learned from a variety of evaluations with cultural institutions

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
ACA3:Sharing Stories: Evaluation as a tool of discourse

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 (04:30 PM - 05:15 PM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
523:Introducing the Building Informal Science Education database: Over 500 evaluation reports coded and ready to explore

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 (05:30 PM - 06:15 PM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
1430:Arts Integration and the Measurement of Student Engagement: Two New Approaches

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 (07:00 AM - 07:50 AM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
1592:Internal Evaluators for Nonformal Education Programs: Are We in Double Jeopardy?

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 (09:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

     Arts, Culture, and Audiences
ACA1:Measuring the Impact of the Arts: A Cultural Lens

 

2013
Washington, DC

Co-Chairs: Don Glass and Kathleen Tinworth

Session Title
The United Language of Evaluation: Leveraging Scope, Scale and Sustainability in Evaluating the Impact of the Arts in Schools
Evaluating Arts Integration: Establishing Links Between Artistic Activity and Educational Outcomes
Benefits and Challenges of Synthesizing Evaluation Reports: Examples From the Field of Informal Science Education
Show and Tell: Using Visual Data for Evaluation With Youth Participants
Roundtable Rotation I: Evaluating School Connectedness: Effects of Natural Helpers Program on High School Students' Feelings of School Connectedness

Roundtable Rotation II: Using a Participatory Process to Determine How a Community'S Arts and Cultural Organizations Will Jointly Measure Their Intrinsic Impact on Audiences

Roundtable Rotation III: What Difference Do We Make? Using Collaborative Evaluations to Improve School Counseling Programs
Roundtable Rotation I: An Outcomes-Based Approach to Environmental Education Evaluation: Tools to Build Staff Capacity, Consistency, and Rigor

Roundtable Rotation II: Capacity Building and Developing the Practitioner-Evaluator in Arts and Cultural Organizations
Arts, Culture, and Audiences Evaluation TIG Business Meeting and Presentation: Current Evaluation Strategies at the Smithsonian Museums
Methods for Revealing Arts Learning in Complex Contexts
Re-thinking Measures of Audience Participation and Engagement
Arts in Education: Building the Evidence
  

2012
Minneapolis, MN

Co-Chairs: Don Glass and Kathleen Tinworth
 

Session Title
The United Language of Evaluation: Leveraging Scope, Scale and Sustainability in Evaluating the Impact of the Arts in Schools
Evaluating Arts Integration: Establishing Links Between Artistic Activity and Educational Outcomes
Benefits and Challenges of Synthesizing Evaluation Reports: Examples From the Field of Informal Science Education
Show and Tell: Using Visual Data for Evaluation With Youth Participants
Roundtable Rotation I: Evaluating School Connectedness: Effects of Natural Helpers Program on High School Students' Feelings of School Connectedness

Roundtable Rotation II: Using a Participatory Process to Determine How a Community'S Arts and Cultural Organizations Will Jointly Measure Their Intrinsic Impact on Audiences

Roundtable Rotation III: What Difference Do We Make? Using Collaborative Evaluations to Improve School Counseling Programs
Roundtable Rotation I: An Outcomes-Based Approach to Environmental Education Evaluation: Tools to Build Staff Capacity, Consistency, and Rigor

Roundtable Rotation II: Capacity Building and Developing the Practitioner-Evaluator in Arts and Cultural Organizations
Arts, Culture, and Audiences Evaluation TIG Business Meeting and Presentation: Current Evaluation Strategies at the Smithsonian Museums
Methods for Revealing Arts Learning in Complex Contexts
Re-thinking Measures of Audience Participation and Engagement
Arts in Education: Building the Evidence

   

2011
Anaheim, CA

Co-Chairs: Don Glass and Kathleen Tinworth

Session Title
Arts, Culture and Audiences: Prevalent Challenges and Evaluative Solutions
Evidence and Evaluations for Large-scale Arts Education Programs
The Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant Program: Evaluating the Impact of Arts Integration in Elementary and Middle Schools
Understanding Visitors Through Institution-wide Evaluation Studies
Framing Public Value, Building Identity, and Enhancing Learning Experiences: A Sampler of Visitor Studies in Zoos, Aquariums, and Natural History Museums
Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
What Works - and for Whom? Value and Relevance in Arts and Culture Evaluation

 

2010
San Antonio, TX

Co-Chairs: Kathlyn Steedly and Ching Ching Yap

Session Title
Improving Evaluation Quality Through and In the Arts
Evaluation in Action: A Sampler of Tracking and Timing Methodologies in Museums, Culturals, and Informal Education Settings
Roundtable Rotation I: The Beauty of Internal Evaluation in the Arts: Using Metaphors and Symbols to Develop the Evaluation Capacity of the Board and Staff

Rountable Rotation II: Evaluating Innovation and Capacity Building in Arts Organizations: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Capturing the Complexity
Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
Ecologies of Collaboration in the Arts
Implication of Evaluation Approaches on Arts Organization Policies
The Evolution of Integrating Arts-based Inquiry in Evaluation
Design Thinking: The Art of Evaluation
Translating Visitors' Experiences Through Evaluation

  

2009
Orlando, FL

Co-Chairs: Kathlyn Steedly and Ching Ching Yap

Session Title
Informal Environments: A Sampler of Audience Research and Evaluation From the Visitor Studies Association
Multiple-Perspectives on Measuring Arts Infusion Efforts
Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
Innovative Evaluation Strategies for Advancing Arts and Culture Programs
Evaluating Theatre Within a Museum Setting: Challenges of Process and Content
Models for Evaluating the Impact School-and Community-Based Arts Programs


2008
Denver, CO

Co-Chairs: Kathlyn Steedly and Ching Ching Yap

Session Title
State Policy and Arts Assessment System
Building Policy and Practice in the Arts
Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
Evaluation Strategies and Assessment in the Arts
Social Impact of the Arts
Roundtable Rotation I: Using Evaluation as a Professional Development Strategy in Arts Education

Roundtable Rotation II: Evaluating Aesthetic Development, Engagement, Expression, and Representation Outcomes in Inclusive Museum/School Partnerships
Let's Make it Human: Evaluating Live Interpretation and the Visitor Experience
Overviews of Research on Observation Instruments Used in Arts Education Evaluation Studies

  

2007
Baltimore, MD


Co-Chairs: Sharon Herpin, Kathlyn Steedly, and Treseen McCormick
 
  1. Multi-year Evaluation of the Arts Education Reform Efforts in South Carolina
  2. Exploring Innovation and Process in Arts Evaluation
  3. Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
  4. Learning Within the Arts and Through the Process of Arts Evaluation


    2006
    Portland, OR

    Co-Chairs: Rita O'Sullivan and Kurt Burkum
  1. Measuring the Arts: Quantifying, Evaluating and Understanding
  2. Between Europe and Latin America: Benefits and Challenges of International Cooperation in Evaluation
  3. The Arts and Evaluation: Multiple Perspectives, Disciplines and Considerations
  4. Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
  5. Consequences of Arts Evaluation: A Matter of Interpretation
  6. Exploring and Using the Arts as an Evaluation Method
  7. Using Technology to Assess Arts Achievement
  8. Arts Evaluation Measurement, Modeling and Findings
  9. Anchoring Art: An Evaluation of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Teacher Institute Initiative
  10. Evaluation of Children and Media: An All-Star Team at Bat
  11. When Things Go Wrong: Overcoming Obstacles When Evaluating Arts Education Programs

 

2005
Toronto, CAN


Co-Chairs: David B. Pankratz and Treseen McCormick

  1. Evaluation and Research in Foundations: Models and Issues for the Arts, Culture, and Beyond
  2.  Evaluating the Arts and Culture TIG Business Meeting
  3. Arts Evaluation for Art's Sake: Bridging the Gap Between Arts Organizations and Evaluators
  4. Empowerment and Participatory Evaluation of Teaching Artists and Arts Curricula
  5. Research and Evaluation in Arts Organizations
  6. What Makes Evaluating the Arts and Culture Unique?
  7. Keys to Successful Client Partnerships in Arts and Culture Evaluations
  8. Evaluation of a Standards Based Arts in Education Program for Youth
  9. Program Creation/Administration and Evaluation: Moving Toward the Goal of Evaluation as Welcomed Participant Observer - Creating a Conceptual Model for Cohabitation

 

 

2004

Atlanta, GA


Chair: David B. Pankratz