ERIC Number: ED312103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
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Southwestern Montana Music Assessment: A Comparison between Rural Montana and the Extreme Rural National Assessment of Educational Progress Sample.
Sietsema, Richard T.
This study assessed the music background and music achievement of 178 13-year-old rural students in southwestern Montana. The population for this study consisted of all 13-year-olds attending designated elementary schools in a six-county area in southwestern Montana. 1-, 2-, and 3-teacher K-8 schools were referred to as "rural" while larger K-8 schools were referred to as "town schools." Music in the rural schools was taught by classroom teachers whereas certified music specialists taught in the town schools. Data for the Montana students were established using selected music exercises found in the Second National Music Assessment component of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP music assessment gathered data about demographics, home environment, in-school and outside activities, as well as cognitive and affective responses to selected music exercises. Responses of the southwestern Montana students were compared with those of 13-year-old students in the NAEP's "Extreme Rural" category in the "Western Region" of the United States. No significant difference in the cognitive and affective musical response patterns was found between rural students and town students. Southwestern Montana students scored slightly higher in several of the cognitive areas than their NAEP "Western Extreme Rural" counterparts. Although most of the rural students did not have band and chorus available in their curriculum, they understood the sampled elements of music as well as their counterparts in town schools. This book contains 124 statistical tables and the instruments used. (Author/TES)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Cognitive Measurement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Music Teachers, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Montana