ERIC Number: ED097275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The First Music Assessment: An Overview. National Assessment of Educational Progress Report No. 03-MU-00.
Rivas, Frank W.
For nine years the National Assessment of Education Progress has attempted to measure behaviors that are assumed to correlate with sensitivity to music and analytic skills typically taught in the classroom. These skills included musical performance, ability to use traditional notation, ability to discriminate and label instruments and voices, ability to recognize important aspects of music history and literature, and the disposition to listen to music and participate in musical activities. Eighty thousand individuals in four age groups were tested. Results indicate that performance, knowledge of notation and terminology, and knowledge of music history and literature rank the lowest. Knowledge of the names and sounds of musical instruments and general attitude towards music rank the highest. The general pattern is that people are involved at the simplest levels with the activity of music, while more specialized knowledge is lacking. (Author/DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Overview).
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Fine Arts, Music, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music Techniques, National Surveys, Tests, Theater Arts
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Order Report 03-MU-00; $0.60)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Note: For related document see SO 007 843