D.E310

Collaboration Is Key

Collaboration Is Key

Students will collaborate in small groups of three to five to create a short dance piece. Dancers’ collaborative efforts will be scored based on the rubric provided. For this assessment, students should be familiar with the add-on strategy in which each student is responsible for teaching his or her movement to a group. When rehearsing, students will always go back to the beginning, adding on the new movements.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


These are analytic rubrics. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–PERFORMANCE

  • Dimension
  • Cooperative Work

  • Original Movement

  • Alignment and Balance

  • Spatial Awareness

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student is unable to work cooperatively in a small group during the choreographic process.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student partially works cooperatively in a small group during the choreographic process.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately works cooperatively in a small group during the choreographic process.

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  • Student successfully works cooperatively in a small group during the choreographic process.

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  • Student choreographs less than 32 counts of original movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student partially choreographs 32 counts of original movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately choreographs 32 counts of original movement.

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  • Student successfully choreographs at least 32 counts of original movement.

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  • Student does not perform with awareness of alignment and balance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student partially performs with awareness of alignment and balance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately performs with awareness of alignment and balance.

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  • Student successfully performs with awareness of alignment and balance.

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  • Student does not perform with awareness of other dancers and of self as part of the ensemble.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student partially performs with awareness of other dancers and of self as part of the ensemble.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately performs, with awareness of other dancers and of self as part of the ensemble.

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  • Student successfully performs, with awareness of other dancers and of self as part of the ensemble.

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TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

  • Dimension
  • Dance

  • Space

  • Time

  • Energy

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • An inadequate description that omits the elements of dance

    N/A at this time.
  • A response that includes one element of dance

    N/A at this time.
  • An adequate response that includes two of the three elements

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    N/A at this time.
  • A clear response that includes the elements of space, time and energy

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  • An inadequate response that omits the elements of space

    N/A at this time.
  • A response that includes one or two of the six elements of space

    N/A at this time.
  • An adequate response that includes three or four of the six elements of space

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  • A clear response that includes at least five of the six elements of space

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  • An inadequate response that omits the elements of time

    N/A at this time.
  • A vague description that omits the one element of time

    N/A at this time.
  • An adequate response that includes the two elements of time

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  • A clear response that includes descriptions of both elements of time

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  • An inadequate response that omits the elements of energy

    N/A at this time.
  • A vague response that omits two of the three elements if energy

    N/A at this time.
  • An adequate response that includes two of the three elements of energy

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  • A clear response that includes descriptions of the three elements of energy

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