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Arts Evaluation and Assessment

Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities

  • Rekha S. Rajan
  • Ivonne Chand O'Neal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Rekha S. Rajan, Ivonne Chand O’Neal
    Pages 1-9
  3. James S. Catterall, Julie E. Kendig, Linda T. Mesesan, Dawn S. Reese, Kimberley G. Zanti
    Pages 11-35
  4. Steven J. Holochwost, Dennie Palmer Wolf, Kelly R. Fisher, Kerry O’Grady, Kristen M. Gagnier
    Pages 147-180
  5. Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Serena Magrogan, Lynnette Overby, Greg Taylor
    Pages 181-199
  6. Wendy Jones, Jennifer Sly
    Pages 201-222
  7. Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Brian Kisida, Laura Smyth, Rekha S. Rajan
    Pages 323-332
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-347

About this book


This book addresses the challenges faced by arts organizations, schools, and community-based settings when designing program evaluations and measuring artistic engagement and experience. With contributions from leaders in the field, this volume is an exemplary collection of complete program evaluations that assess music, theater, dance, multimedia, and the visual arts in a variety of contexts.  


art education evaluation and assessment qualitative and quantitative methodology arts management funding

Editors and affiliations

  • Rekha S. Rajan
    • 1
  • Ivonne Chand O'Neal
    • 2
  1. 1.PANCH Research, LLCChicago, ILUSA
  2. 2.MUSE Research, LLCKensington, MDUSA

About the editors

Rekha S. Rajan is Co-Director for PANCH Research, LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in biomedical, health, education, arts research and program evaluation. She is the author of several books, over 50 articles and evaluations. She received her EdD in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University, is on the editorial boards for leading arts journals and was awarded grants from the NEA and Chicago Community Trust. Rajan is also a professional actress and classically trained vocalist.  

Ivonne Chand O’Neal is Principal at MUSE Research, an arts research and evaluation think tank. She sits on Research Advisory and Editorial boards for the Human Flourishing Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and was founding Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Arts Evaluation and Assessment
  • Book Subtitle Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities
  • Editors Rekha S. Rajan
    Ivonne Chand O'Neal
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64115-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87727-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64116-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 347
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
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