ERIC Number: ED183434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Music Objectives: Second Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The document describes the development of objectives and presents objectives formulated by music educators, lay individuals, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) staff in 1973. Objectives from the first music assessment were reappraised, reviewed, and revised to include greater breadth of application, greater emphasis on the affective domain, greater variety of music styles, and the use of music training background to provide context. Recommendations concerning assessment content and administration included that objectives be based on aurally presented materials and administered by persons who have had music training. Depth of coverage should also be increased with age level. The objectives are presented in five categories, which focus on the students' involvement in performing, creating, and responding to music. Category I measures how the student values music as an important realm of human experience, including responsiveness; acquaintance with music from various nations, cultures, periods, and ethnic groups; importance of music personally; and ability to make and support aesthetic judgments. Category II focuses on the ability to perform, while Category III measures the ability to create musical expression. Category IV measures the ability to identify the elements and expressive controls of music, such as rhythm, pitch, tone, and musical terms. Category V focuses on the ability to identify and classify music historically and culturally. (CK) Primary type of information provided by report; Assessment Instrument (Objectives); Procedures (Objectives Development).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Applied Music, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Music, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music Theory, Musical Composition
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Education Commission of the States, Suite 700, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80295 ($1.30)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.