M.E203

Demonstrate Macro Beats and Micro Beats

Demonstrate Macro Beats and Micro Beats

This assessment has two parts. During Part 1, students will complete one assessment question to assess understanding of macro beat and micro beat. During Part 2 of the assessment, students will demonstrate the macro beat and the micro beat in at least two different meters while singing familiar songs in small groups.

This assessment will be video recorded by the teacher for scoring purposes. This assessment may be easier to administer if someone other than the teacher supervises the video recording. If this is not possible, the teacher should be careful to ensure that students who are performing stay in the video frame during the recording process.

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–DUPLE METER

  • Dimension
  • Vocal Participation

  • Macro Beat Accuracy

  • Micro Beat Accuracy

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not sing during the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally sings during the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often sings during the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sings throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not sway to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally sways to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often sways to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently sways to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not pulse the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally pulses the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often pulses the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently pulses the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–TRIPLE METER

  • Dimension
  • Vocal Participation

  • Macro Beat Accuracy

  • Micro Beat Accuracy

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not sing during the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally sings during the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often sings during the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sings throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not sway to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally sways to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often sways to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently sways to the macro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not pulse the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student occasionally pulses the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often pulses the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently pulses the micro beat accurately.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–ASSESSMENT QUESTION

  • Dimension
  • Macro Beat Definition

  • Micro Beat Definition

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Answer does not define macro beats.

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer attempts to define macro beats but is unclear.

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer partially defines macro beats as the long pulse felt in music (or similar terminology).

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer clearly defines macro beats as the long pulse felt in music (or similar terminology).

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer does not define micro beats.

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer attempts to define micro beats but is unclear.

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer partially defines micro beats as the short pulses felt in music or as a division of macro beats (or similar terminology).

    N/A at this time.
  • Answer clearly defines micro beats as the short pulses felt in music or as a division of macro beats (or similar terminology).

    N/A at this time.
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