RTTT Performing Fine Arts Assessment Project

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Steering Task Force


The Florida Performing Fine Arts Assessment project involves approximately 150 performing arts teachers, supervisors, administrators and university faculty as members of the Steering Task Force, Leadership Team, and item writers and reviewers.  In addition, our partners include the Florida Dance Education Association, the Florida Music Educators' Association and the Florida Association for Theatre Education.


American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides the project with valuable assessment expertise, quality training and systematic item management.  To find out more information about the educational assessment services AIR provides, please go to http://www.air.org/focus-area/educational-assessment/ 

Task Force Members

The Steering Task Force is comprised of School District Performing Fine Arts Supervisors, content area teacher/administrator specialists, and component organization leaders.

Leadership Team

Name Role Position
Dr. Steve Kelly Content Assessment Consultant Professor
Florida State University
Dr. David Williams Creating Assessment Consultant Professor
University of South Florida
Prof. James Oliverio Item Media Management Consultant Professor and Director
Digital Worlds Institute
University of Florida
June Zack Assessment Consultant Managing Director of Test Development
American Institutes for Research
Elizabeth Greenberg Assessment Consultant Principal Research Analyst
American Institutes for Research
Dorothy Millwater Assessment Consultant Project Director – FL Hard-to-Measure
American Institutes for Research
Sue Dempewolf Assessment Consultant Assessment Specialist
American Institutes for Research
Tracey Lewis Assessment Consultant Florida Help Desk
American Institutes for Research
Dr. Kathleen Sanz FMEA Executive Director
Florida Music Educators’ Association
Beth Cummings Project Administrator Acting Director, Fine Arts
Polk County School Board
Mary Grace Gordon Project Manager
Grants Management Consultant
Project Manager
FL Performing Fine Arts Assessment

Project Support

Name Organization Position
Alissa Hardy POLK Project Administrative Coordinator
Don West POLK Project Resource Teacher
Richard Brown FMEA Project Liaison
Josh Bula FMEA Web Developer
Stacy Mallard POLK Clerk

Partner Organizations

NOTE: This information was developed under a grant from the U. S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U. S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.