Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Assessments

Documentation, documentation, documentation. 

These are sample assessments organized by grade level for the first grading period.  These can serve as an outline for assessments to take place over the course of the year, or may even serve as pre- and post-test formats. 

Assessments for Grading Period I

Kindergarten/First Grade Reporting


Outstanding
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Able to demonstrate steady beat



Sings tunefully with correct pitches



Demonstrates correct rhythms (quarter, eighths)



Plays instruments correctly and musically



Overall






Second/Third Grade Reporting


Outstanding
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Able to demonstrate steady beat



Sings tunefully with correct pitches



Demonstrates correct rhythms (quarter, eighths, half, whole)



Plays instruments correctly and musically



Respectful to self and others



Overall





Fourth/Fifth Grade Reporting


Outstanding
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Able to demonstrate steady beat



Sings tunefully with correct pitches



Demonstrates correct rhythms (quarter, eighths, half, whole)



Plays instruments correctly and musically



Able to compose in 4/4 and 3/4 time



Respectful to self and others



Overall





Click this link to download the PDF format for these assessment rubrics.

What is one of the most effective means of assessment used in your music classroom?



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