Standard #7 Evaluating music and music performances.
We’re moving towards a model where 90%+ of our Assessments are Summative Assessments, with a de-emphasis on the Formative Assessment. The discussion therein is for another day. My question for anyone out there is this:
We’re teaching our students how to evaluate a performance of music. We’re using an Assessment form from our state’s Music association that I modified for 7th grade band student use. I’ve gone through the different categories (Tone/Balance, Intonation, Technique, Expression) I will have them evaluate and taught them what to listen for and how to express that on the form. I even put space under each category for the students to justify their assessment and make suggestions for improvement.
The question is this; how do I assess their assessment? We have a form we created to assess all of the skills they demonstrate on their instrument (scales, reading/performing rhythms, etc.) with Mastery Levels indicated (Advanced, Proficient, Basic, Minimal, and Not Observed). Any thoughts about what I can include on an assessment form for their own assessment of someone else’s performance? What criteria do the students need to meet to be considered “Proficient” at Evaluating a music performance?