M.E407

Compose A Jingle

Compose A Jingle

This assessment will ask students to individually create a short melody or jingle solo based upon the criteria outlined in the task. Teachers should modify this model plan to match the instructional level of their students.

Students will be assessed on their ability to correctly notate a melody that is 12 or more measures in length, correctly notate in the chosen key signature, correctly notate in the chosen time signature with the correct number of beats in each measure, and correctly notate using a variety of rhythmic values.

NOTE: Phase 2, in which students notate their compositions, is optional. The elements related to Phase 2 are delineated in this booklet.

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


This is an analytic rubric. 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

  • Dimension
  • Pitch

  • Rhythm

  • Musical Expression

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Performance has many pitch errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance has several (3-5) minor pitch errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance has fewer than 3 pitch errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance has no pitch errors.

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  • Performance has many rhythm errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance has several (3-5) rhythm errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance has fewer than 3 rhythm errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance has no rhythm errors.

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  • The composition does not make aural sense and/or is not cohesive.

    N/A at this time.
  • The composition makes some aural sense, but does not hang together overall.

    N/A at this time.
  • The composition makes aural sense most of the time and generally works as a composition

    N/A at this time.
  • The composition makes sense aurally and is a cohesive and convincing piece of music.

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