ERIC Number: ED337410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
K-12 Music Program Evaluation. Report Number 90-239.
Svengalis, Judith N.; Johnson, Virginia
This paper summarizes an evaluation of the kindergarten through grade 12 music program of the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District. Major topics include: the music program's purpose, context evaluation, input evaluation, process evaluation, product evaluation, and future plans. The music program offers required music in kindergarten through grade 6. Vocal elective music includes chorus (elementary school); chorus (middle school); and chorus, chamber choir, and swing choir (high school). Elective band and orchestra study begins in the fourth grade and continues through high school. Jazz bands exist in some middle schools and in all high schools in the district. The music supervisor's role is defined. Accomplishments and results are summarized separately for kindergarten through grade 5, grades 6 through 8, and grades 9 through 12. Future plans for providing music in a world-class school are discussed in the following areas: commitment to the music program, teacher re-education and inservice education as a specific groups, equipment, and travel and enrichment funding. The 1989-90 Elementary Instrumental music survey data is provided in tabular form. Data on instructional enrollment changes, middle school music enrollment, high school vocal and instrumental music involvement, total high school music involvement, the Des Moines Solo Festival 1990, the Solo/Ensemble Festival 1990, 1989-90 Decentralized music budget by school (elementary, middle, and high schools), elementary schools and music teachers 1990-91, band faculty 1990-91, and string faculty 1990-91 are included in the appendices. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.