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ERIC Number: ED514742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-0722-9
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Sight-Singing Assessment: A Study of Current Beliefs and Practices of Georgia Middle and High School Choral Directors
Goss, Douglass Anthony
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This study sought to ascertain the specific assessment strategies used by middle- and high-school choral directors in Georgia to evaluate sight-singing. Data was further gathered to determine which assessment practices choral directors considered to be the most effective. Although there had been previous studies that attempted to determine the specific assessment practices used by choral directors to evaluate the sight-singing performances of students, this study was the first to present a comprehensive survey of current assessment practices used by middle- and high-school choral directors in Georgia to assess the sight-singing of students. The purpose of this study was to determine the specific assessment practices used by middle- and high-school choral directors in Georgia to evaluate the sight-singing of students. A survey research design was used to gather information from choral directors about their sight-singing beliefs and assessment practices. The primary research questions for this study were as follows: (a) What were the current assessment strategies used by middle and high school choral directors in Georgia to evaluate the sight-singing performance of student? and (b) Which assessment strategies did middle and high school choral directors in Georgia consider to be the most effective in helping students to improve their sight-singing performance? Results of the study indicated that the majority of the choral directors surveyed believed that individual success in sight-singing was a primary indicator of group success and that individual testing was the best method for determining the sight-singing level of a student. However, because of a lack of time to assess achievement, choral directors indicated that individual testing was used much less than other methods, such as tests of musical knowledge. More research needs to be done in this area to determine more time-efficient, effective methods to assess individual achievement in sight-singing. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia