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Assessment in Theatre Programs

Assessment in theatre programs, because of the field's fine arts tradition, presents unique challenges. This chapter provides the reader an overview of theatre education assessment and considers important issues including the role of professional organizations, a rationale for undertaking assessment, the practical steps in carrying out an assessment plan, and the assessment of general education theatre courses. This chapter's discussion includes a variety of assessment strategies including the use of capstone experiences, exit interviews, and alumni surveys.