M.E132

Moving to the Macrobeat in Duple and Triple

Moving to the Macrobeat in Duple and Triple

For this assessment, students will demonstrate the macrobeat (big beat) and microbeat (little beat) in duple or triple meter in various styles of recorded music. For this assessment, no Student Booklet is needed.

This assessment may be easier to implement if someone other than the teacher supervises the video recording of the performances. The teacher should be careful to ensure that the whole class is in the video frame during the recording process.

This assessment does not contain a Student Booklet.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.


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
  • Moving to the Microbeat

  • Moving to the Macrobeat

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not move.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student demonstrates movement, but not microbeat movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student demonstrates the microbeat (little beat) through movement but is unable to maintain the movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently demonstrates the microbeat (little beat) through movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not move.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student demonstrates movement, but not macrobeat movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student demonstrates the macrobeat (big beat) through movement but is unable to maintain the movement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently demonstrates the macrobeat (big beat) through movement.

    N/A at this time.
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