Demonstrate knowledge of and skill in assessing curriculum, instruction, programs and student achievement.
Playing Test Feedback Form
I created this feedback form for my low brass students in the Wind Ensemble at North Central High School for their playing tests. I wanted to experiment with using an alternative to a rubric to evaluate their playing. I was able to give them qualitative, constructive feedback on areas where they can improve. (P)
Rock Project Rubric
The medium of the instrumental ensemble rehearsal is one rich in opportunity for teaching about style and blend and intonation and every other concept that the band or orchestra director seeks to address. However, the vast majority of popular music is released by ensembles that do not typically include a clarinet section or timpani. Many students will be drawn to the realm of the "rock band," a group which generally consists of a lead singer, a drummer and some kind of harmony instrument. In an undergraduate course, students were divided into groups and were expected to choose repertoire, determine who would play what instruments and, finally, perform for the rest of the class. This is a unit that I might insert into a general music curriculum to provide a performance opportunity for those students. Below is a rubric that I would use that addresses both the performance as well as the process. The rubric also outlines how a grade would ultimately be assessed. (K)