Assessment Is A Good Thing–Even For Music Teachers

There is a feeling among many music teachers, especially at this time of year when student progress must be documented, that assessment in music is a necessary evil, required by mandated teacher evaluation and/or school districts. While assessment is required by these authorities, it should not be handled merely as nuisance paperwork, because there is … Continue reading Assessment Is A Good Thing–Even For Music Teachers

Constructing a Music Assessment

In my last post, I began discussing assessment in the music classroom. I explained that conceptualizing the assessment must take place early in the planning process, right after the goal, enduring understanding, and essential question is stated, and before the instructional sequence is written. From our example in that post, the goal was stated in the … Continue reading Constructing a Music Assessment