ERIC Number: ED097276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Perspective on the First Music Assessment. National Assessment of Education Progress Report No. 03-MU-02.
Rivas, Frank W.
Since 1965 the National Assessment of Educational Progress has conducted a nationwide survey of musical abilities, during which 150 musical exercises have been administered to about 80,000 individuals in four age groups. Members of the Music Educators National Conference studied this survey to determine implications for the music teacher in terms of curriculum methods and priorities. Exercises were grouped into the following five categories: musical performance, knowledge of notation and terminology, recognition of instrumental and vocal media, knowledge of music history and literature, and attitudes toward music. Results of the exercises were generally low, although attitudes toward music were positive. This led to the implication that music education programs are not taking full advantage of the positive attitude that people have toward music. The panel limited themselves to the discussion of national results, foregoing results by sex, color, region, parental education, and community type. (Author/DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Interpretation) (Selective).
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Fine Arts, Music, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music Teachers, Music Techniques, National Surveys, Tests, Theater Arts
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Order Report 03-MU-02; $0.45)
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 a related document see SO 007 842