D.E418

Performance Questions

Performance Questions

In order to reflect on dance criteria that influence their aesthetic values, students will choose three criteria they feel are most important to their aesthetic values. Students will answer questions in response to a performance piece, with discussion stemming from how the performance piece aligns with their personal tastes.

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
  • Describe (What do I see?)

  • Analyze (How is it organized?)

  • Interpret (What is happening?)

  • Evaluate (What do I think about the dance?)

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Has difficulty recognizing the details to describe the dance. Does not use senses to develop a personal connection.

    N/A at this time.
  • Is beginning to recognize details to describe the dance. Rarely uses senses to develop a personal connection.

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  • Has a somewhat well-developed critical eye and can capture details to describe the dance. Uses senses to develop a personal connection.

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  • Has a well-developed critical eye and can capture details to describe the dance. Uses senses to develop a personal connection.

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  • Is unable to provide specific details about a variety of aspects of the dance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Describes and provides little detail to a variety of aspects of the dance, and has no overall understanding and response.

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  • Describes and provides some specific details about a variety of aspects of the dance, but is limited in overall response.

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  • Describes and provides specific details about a variety of aspects of the dance.

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  • Does not share personal thoughts and opinions, and is not able to justify and provide in-depth details about decisions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Shares few personal thoughts and opinions, and is rarely able to justify and provide details about decisions in any depth.

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  • Shares some personal thoughts and opinions, and can usually justify and provide details about decisions in some depth.

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  • Shares personal thoughts and opinions, and can justify and provide details about decisions in great depth.

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  • Does not justify responses to the dance in order to provide constructive feedback.

    N/A at this time.
  • Rarely justifies responses to the dance in order to provide constructive feedback.

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  • Justifies responses to the dance in order to provide constructive feedback.

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  • Provides detailed justification of responses to the dance in order to provide constructive feedback.

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