D.T420

Historical Outlook

Historical Outlook

The students will present information on a topic of dance history. While the content standard indicates that students will analyze dance or dancers prior to the twentieth century, in this task, students will be researching dancers prior to the twenty-first century.

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
  • Knowledge

  • Writing

  • Research

  • Presentation

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student shows little understanding of basic dance terminology, concepts, forms and structures, or processes.

    Fundamentals are lacking.

    Student shows a lack of understanding of context to other disciplines and within their work and with that of others.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows some understanding of basic dance terminology, concepts, forms and structures, and processes, although some larger errors may be present.

    Fundamentals are present but are not developed beyond the fundamental stage. No emotional content has yet been added.

    Student sometimes shows evidence of context within their own work and the work of others.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows good understanding of basic dance terminology, concepts, forms and structures, and processes.

    Fundamentals are well demonstrated and show a good depth of knowledge.

    Student shows evidence of context within the work of others, as well as historical perspectives.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows thorough understanding of basic dance terminology, concepts, forms and structures, and processes.

    Student may be advancing beyond basic understanding to showing deeper understanding including inquiry into advanced dance concepts.

    Fundamentals are well demonstrated, and show depth of knowledge through nuance and added emotional content.

    Student shows evidence of understanding of context within the work of others, as well as within historical perspectives.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student’s writing communicated little insight about his/her selected topic. It was neither clear nor well organized and had many mechanical errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student presented some information about his/her topic but used little dance/cultural vocabulary. Writing had lapses in organization and clarity and some mechanical errors.

    N/A at this time.
  • Other than a few mechanical errors (spelling, punctuation, sentence structure), student presented information in a well-written and organized way, using some dance vocabulary.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student presented information in a clear, well-written, and organized way, using dance and cultural vocabulary accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • No reference is made to a source of information used to prepare the presentation.

    N/A at this time.
  • Vague references were made to references used, but none are noted in the presentation.

    N/A at this time.
  • One or two references were used and these were referenced in the presentation.

    N/A at this time.
  • Several references were used in the presentation, and these were cited correctly.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is not able to show ideas drawing from social, cultural, or historical context, or those ideas show great inaccuracies.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows minimal ideas, drawing from social, cultural, or historical context, or those ideas show some inaccuracies.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows several ideas, drawing from social, cultural, and historical context, or those ideas show a small degree of inaccuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student is able to draw from social, cultural, and historical context with accuracy.

    Student may be able to show deeper understanding through advanced inferences that reach beyond the context of the assessment.

    N/A at this time.
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