Performance Standards for Music: Strategies and Benchmarks for Assessing Progress Toward the National Standards, Grades PreK-12
Music Educators National Conference, Jan 1, 1996 - Education - 130 pages
This work is designed to assist individuals and organizations in assessing student learning. One sample assessment strategy is provided for each achievement standard appearing under the nine voluntary national content standards for music for grades Pre-K-12 as well as under the four content standards for prekindergarten instruction. It is developed by the MENC Committee on Performance Standards, chaired by Paul R. Lehman, with contributions from practising teachers who have developed valid, reliable, and effective systems for assessing music learning.
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Assessment Strategies for Music
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