ERIC Number: EJ1072942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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Tracking Student Achievement in Music Performance: Developing Student Learning Objectives for Growth Model Assessments
Wesolowski, Brian C.
Music Educators Journal, v102 n1 p39-47 Sep 2015
Student achievement growth data are increasingly used for assessing teacher effectiveness and tracking student achievement in the classroom. Guided by the student learning objective (SLO) framework, music teachers are now responsible for collecting, tracking, and reporting student growth data. Often, the reported data do not accurately reflect the true teaching and learning that occurs in music classrooms due to insufficient teacher training and/or the use of district-suggested SLOs that do not fit the parameters of music teaching. This article discusses the development of objectives, benchmarks, and learning targets that are meaningful to music performance and satisfy state and district requirements. Several methods are provided to accurately and efficiently track and report student growth data.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Music Education, Achievement Gains, Educational Objectives, Music Teachers, Progress Monitoring, Benchmarking, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Measurement Techniques
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