ERIC Number: ED247277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
1982-83 Music Education Interpretive Report. Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
In 1982 the Michigan Educational Assessment Program's Test of music learning was administered by local school staffs to fourth, seventh, and tenth graders from 36 randomly selected schools in 33 districts. Group tests were administered to 5700 students, and 500 students took individual tests. Test items were developed from objectives in the following four skill areas identified by experienced music teachers in the Essential Performance Objectives for Music Education (1982): (1) performing; (2) listening and analysis; (3) musical concepts and symbols; and (4) interpretation, expression, and appreciation. Disheartening results show that although students like music, less than 30 percent of them have the necessary knowledge and skills for active participation. Most student music knowledge is picked up through the environment rather than through instruction. To correct this situation Michigan teachers, principals, curriculum directors and school boards must take music education seriously and incorporate music skills into the general curriculum at all levels. For each grade tested, this report includes a chapter which contains: (1) the specific skill objectives; (2) the test items, directions and responses; and (3) an analysis of the attainment rate results. The appendices include a fact sheet, test items and objectives, a synopsis of results, lists of participating districts and schools, acknowledgements, and an evaluation sheet for this report. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Michigan Educational Assessment Program.