Assessment & Evaluation
As an outreach manager and consultant it is often my role to generate assessment instruments that can be used to collect data outlining student learning. I transform this data into narrative used for grants, funder reports and future program planning. These examples are exclusively from my work with Luna Negra Dance Theater.
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Students write about dance:
Abraham, an 8th grader at Holden School in Chicago, answers a series of questions posed by his classroom teacher about what he learned in a 12 week DanceReach residency with Luna Negra Teaching Artists. His response was one of many that was sorted into response categories used for generating an end-of-year program evaluation report.
- "I know that there are many dances, and many origins of dance. I know that some dance is for entertainment and some is for religious reasons."
- "Music is like the foundation of dance. You can't dance without music. Dance moves cooperate with music so they match."
- "I know that dance comes from all over the world, different cultures, races, religions, etc."
- "My favorite part (of class) is the Merengue. My least favorite is the warm up.