ERIC Number: ED152662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Self-Evaluation Checklist for School Music Programs. Orchestra Music Grades 4-12.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
The document presents checklists by which music teachers and school administrators can evaluate concrete elements of orchestra programs in grades four through 12. The opening sections outline the immediate benefits of having a school orchestra; effects on later adult life of student participation in orchestras; goals of a school orchestra program; and program needs in terms of school board, parents, community, and program development. Subsequent sections present separate checklists for student skills, curriculum offerings, and materials and facilities for each of three levels: elementary, junior high, and senior high. The checklists enable teachers and administrators to rate their school's program on a scale of one to four for specific elements. Among student skills are tone production and bowing, intonation, fingering, reading/interpretive skills, rhythm, melody, theory, harmony, improvisation, conducting, listening, and stage presence. Among curricular offerings are opportunities for solo, small, and large group playing; proper ratio of teachers to students; and student exploratory experience on a variety of instruments prior to renting or purchasing. Evaluation of materials and facilities considers adequate supply and tuning of instruments; chairs, stage, and music stands; private practice areas; and soundproofing. A final overall evaluation form for the entire school program concludes the document. (AV)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement, Music Education, Music Facilities, Music Reading, Music Techniques, Music Theory, Musical Instruments, Orchestras, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Skill Development, Stages (Facilities), Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.