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BES MUSIC RUBRICS Rubric for most non-test artifacts (collected papers like listening logs, music journal

entries, worksheets, etc.)

Exceeds expectations for assignment

Meets expectations for assignment

Progressing (sometimes demonstrates understanding or skill)

Needs Improvement (does not demonstrate skill)

Rubric for teacher checklist observations (performance assessments that assess


one skill at a time and do not require student writing: pitch matching/singing, rhythm reading, melody ear training, moving to steady beat, high vs. low, loud vs. soft, etc.)

Exceeds expectations (exceeds MI standard for grade level)

Meets expectations (meets MI standard for grade level)

Progressing (sometimes demonstrates understanding or skill)

Needs Improvement (does not demonstrate skill)

Rubric for 3rd and 4th Grade Recorder Performances


(for Recorder Karate belts and grade)
Exceeds expectationsplays w/ very few mistakes and good tone & rhythm Meets expectations for assignment plays w/ some mistakes in pitches & rhythm Progressing (sometimes demonstrates understanding or skill)plays w/ many mistakes in pitches, rhythm, or in fingering a particular note Needs Improvement (does not demonstrate skill) plays w/ many mistakes in pitches & rhythm, poor tone, many starts & stops, and/or seems very unsure of fingerings. (does NOT earn a belt)

(earns a belt)

(earns a belt)

(does NOT earn a belt)

Rubric for Improvisation (not every ROW will be evaluated every time)
Exceeds expectations for assignment: Meets expectations for assignment: Progressing (sometimes demonstrates understanding/ skill): Needs Improvement (does not demonstrate understanding/ skill):

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In given tempo In assigned meter (within designated # of beats/measures) Uses assigned rhythm values With assigned instrument technique/hands (melody vs. harmony) Other (such as assigned style, expressive elements, or text)

Rubric for Compositions (not every ROW will be evaluated every time)
Exceeds expectations for assignment: Meets expectations for assignment: Progressing (sometimes demonstrates understanding or skill): Needs Improvement (does not demonstrate skill):

4
METER:
In assigned meter (within designated # of beats/measures)

RHYTHM:
Uses assigned rhythm values

MELODY:
Uses assigned solfege syllables/ note names; melodic direction, or steps/skips

FORM:
Uses assigned form, such as ABA, rondo, or round

HARMONY:
Uses assigned chords or harmonic elements

OTHER:
Uses assigned style, expressive elements, texture, instruments, or text