(The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Quality Music Program)Paul Kimpton & Delwyn Harnisch - GIA Publications
Scale Your Way to Music Assessment is a hands-on, step-by-step action plan for using assessment to improve your teaching and your students' performances. Designed for instrumental, choral and general music programs in grades K-12, it describes in detail how to teach students to become accurate and consistent assessors of musical performance as they learn how to set goals for practicing and improving group performance. Published with a sturdy spiral binding, this useful book is well-organized in ten chapters, covering a wide range of topics: defining musical skills, collecting data, test writing, assessment software, state and national standards, school district goals, and more. Also included are six extensive appendices with actual written and listening tests, outlines of a four-year testing program for band, choir and orchestra, a listing of websites and email addresses, and a glossary of terms. The accompanying CD-ROM includes sample data, tests, music examples and reference material. Everything you need to develop a quality music assessment program is right here in this exceptional resource!