M.T330

Create a Context-Appropriate Playlist

Create a Context-Appropriate Playlist

In this assessment, students will create a playlist of music that they would use in a specific setting. The assessment has three parts. In Part 1, the teacher will provide an example and guide brainstorming. Students will identify a setting for which a playlist would be appropriate. Examples will be provided, but students should be allowed to choose their own settings. Alternatively, the teacher could assign settings to students. In Part 2, students will create an appropriate playlist for their chosen setting. In Part 3, students will justify their musical choices using appropriate music terminology.

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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
  • Playlist: Music Choices

  • Playlist: Requirements

  • Reflection: Requirements

  • Reflection: Content

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  • The student has chosen music that likely would not work for the chosen (or assigned) situation.

    N/A at this time.
  • All but two of the music selections seem viable based on the chosen (or assigned) situation.

    N/A at this time.
  • All but one of the music selections seem viable based on the chosen (or assigned) situation.

    N/A at this time.
  • All of the music seem viable based on the chosen (or assigned) situation.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student is missing three or more songs (has less than the assigned number), and/or the playlist contains three errors in terms of song variety.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student is missing two songs (has less than the assigned number), and/or the playlist contains two errors in terms of song variety.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student is missing one song (has less than the assigned number), and/or the playlist contains one error in terms of song variety.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has the assigned number of songs and followed assigned directions in terms of song variety.

    N/A at this time.
  • The reflection does not follow the reflection requirements (four or more errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has fulfilled all but two of the reflection requirements in terms of length, quality of writing, mechanics and grammar (three or more errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has fulfilled all but one of the reflection requirements in terms of length, quality of writing, mechanics and grammar (two or more errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has fulfilled the reflection requirements in terms of length, quality of writing, mechanics, and grammar (one or fewer errors in grammar/ spelling).

    N/A at this time.
  • The reflection is of poor quality and/or does not justify the chosen songs.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a response that is somewhat thoughtful and logical and justifies the choices.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a response that is mostly thoughtful and logical and justifies the choices.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student has written a thoughtful, logical response that justifies the choices.

    N/A at this time.
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