Meeting the Challenges to Measurement in an Era of Accountability

Meeting the Challenges to Measurement in an Era of Accountability

ABRSM grades are levels of skill and technical difficulty, starting with the easiest
or lowest level of difficulty in grade 1 and ... Students progress to the next grade
level when they pass the exams and performance assessments for their current ...
6 The rest of the topic breakdown was as follows: 7 percent addressed curriculum
, 4 percent addressed law and policy, ... (2014, August 25). ... In T. S. Brophy (Ed.)
, Assessment in music education: Integrating curriculum, theory, and practice (pp.

Author: Henry Braun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135040154

Category: Education

Page: 436

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Under pressure and support from the federal government, states have increasingly turned to indicators based on student test scores to evaluate teachers and schools, as well as students themselves. The focus thus far has been on test scores in those subject areas where there is a sequence of consecutive tests, such as in mathematics or English/language arts with a focus on grades 4-8. Teachers in these subject areas, however, constitute less than thirty percent of the teacher workforce in a district. Comparatively little has been written about the measurement of achievement in the other grades and subjects. This volume seeks to remedy this imbalance by focusing on the assessment of student achievement in a broad range of grade levels and subject areas, with particular attention to their use in the evaluation of teachers and schools in all. It addresses traditional end-of-course tests, as well as alternative measures such as portfolios, exhibitions, and student learning objectives. In each case, issues related to design and development, psychometric considerations, and validity challenges are covered from both a generic and a content-specific perspective. The NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment series includes edited volumes designed to inform research-based applications of educational measurement and assessment. Edited by leading experts, these books are comprehensive and practical resources on the latest developments in the field. The NCME series editorial board is comprised of Michael J. Kolen, Chair; Robert L. Brennan; Wayne Camara; Edward H. Haertel; Suzanne Lane; and Rebecca Zwick.
Categories: Education

The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education

The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education

Table 16.1 Contents of ABRSM and Trinity Piano Exam Syllabi Grades 1–8
Contents ABRSM Trinity College London ... For the ABRSM, a minimum of Grade
5 theory is required for students to advance to Grades 6–8 practical exams.
Trinity ...

Author: Timothy S. Brophy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190248116

Category: Music

Page: 848

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In the music classroom, instructors who hope to receive aid are required to provide data on their classroom programs. Due to the lack of reliable, valid large-scale assessments of student achievement in music, however, music educators in schools that accept funds face a considerable challenge in finding a way to measure student learning in their classrooms. From Australia to Taiwan to the Netherlands, music teachers experience similar struggles in the quest for a definitive assessment resource that can be used by both music educators and researchers. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors from across the globe come together to provide an authority on the assessment, measurement, and evaluation of student learning in music. The Handbook's first volume emphasizes international and theoretical perspectives on music education assessment in the major world regions. This volume also looks at technical aspects of measurement in music, and outlines situations where theoretical foundations can be applied to the development of tests in music. The Handbook's second volume offers a series of practical and US-focused approaches to music education assessment. Chapters address assessment in different types of US classrooms; how to assess specific skills or requirements; and how assessment can be used in tertiary and music teacher education classrooms. Together, both volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Assessment in Music Education pave the way forward for music educators and researchers in the field.
Categories: Music

Music Practice Basic Advice for Parents

Music Practice   Basic Advice for Parents

2) ABRSM book, 'Raising an Amazing Musician' has a chapter describing music
exams and the work involved. Are they doing ... 4) ABRSM require students to
pass grade 5 theory, or grade 5 solo jazz before doing grade 6 on an instrument.

Author: Caryn Moberly

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291813814

Category: Family & Relationships


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If your child is learning a musical instrument and you have no musical knowledge at all, then this little book is for you. Easy to understand advice about what to do when your child is a beginner, an improver or bored. "The advice in the book is excellent and would help to make learning an instrument fun" Steve waterman, Professor of Jazz Trumpet, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. Caryn Moberly is the designer of the Boing Stands for musical instruments which she designed to encourage practice. She recently took up the saxophone, giving her an insight not just as a parent, but also as a beginner and improver herself. One of her children is now studying music at university, and composes, plays in bands and sings in a Gospel Choir. Her other child regularly plays and sings at acoustic nights at university.
Categories: Family & Relationships