ERIC Number: EJ1072950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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Assessment in Performance-Based Secondary Music Classes
Pellegrino, Kristen; Conway, Colleen M.; Russell, Joshua A.
Music Educators Journal, v102 n1 p48-55 Sep 2015
After sharing research findings about grading and assessment practices in secondary music ensemble classes, we offer examples of commonly used assessment tools (ratings scale, checklist, rubric) for the performance ensemble. Then, we explore the various purposes of assessment in performance-based music courses: (1) to meet state, national, and school mandates; (2) to provide documentation for grades; (3) to improve individual musicianship and understanding; and (4) to improve instruction. Finally, we conclude with assessment dilemmas and questions for consideration.
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Performance Based Assessment, Secondary School Curriculum, Evaluation Methods, Theater Arts, Rating Scales, Research Tools, Check Lists, Summative Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Evaluation Needs, Documentation, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Standards, Compliance (Legal), Instructional Improvement, Music Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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