Preparation for Assessment
Prior to the assessment, teacher should prepare and test the digital recording equipment that will be used to record the students’ performances.
Implementing the Assessment
Teacher will assess each student individually, and record the entire prompt and student performance.
Teacher will perform a 4-beat rhythmic prompt on a neutral syllable, chosen from the examples listed below. (Note: The expression in the teacher’s performance will affect the quality of the student’s performance.)
Student will respond with a 4-beat rhythmic answer. (Students are allowed one opportunity to begin again at teacher discretion.)
Teacher immediately creates another 4-beat prompt sensitive to the student’s answer (this prompt is not provided).
Student will respond to this new prompt with another 4-beat rhythmic answer.
Teacher will score student’s performance using the scoring criteria listed below.
If Collecting Student Work for District-Wide Assessment
Score each of the students’ performances using the attached Teacher Assessment Form.
Remove all student names or other personal identifying information from all student work, rubrics, and other material submitted. (Keep a copy of your class list including students’ names and unique Student Code Number for your own reference, just in case.)
Record each student’s singing performance digitally, assign it a 5-digit file name consisting of “2I” followed by the student’s unique 3-digit Student Code Number (for example: “2I203”), and submit it either as an e-mail attachment or on a separate data CD labeled with the student’s unique 5-digit Student Code Number. (Suggest submitting digital file in .mp3 format, whether attached to an e- mail or submitted on CD.)
Transfer all scores from the rubrics to the Rhythmic Improvisation Performance Data Recording Form. (If a student’s parent(s) or legal guardian has returned a Permission Form indicating that s/he wants that child excluded from the project, do not include that work or the student’s scores.)
Forward the data CD, the completed Data Recording Form, and copies of all Student Performance Self-Assessment Forms to the person designated by the district.
Digital recording device with microphone CD player with speakers Student Performance Teacher Assessment Forms (one for each student)
CT SDE Common Arts Assessment Initiative