M.E104

Performing a Steady Beat Accompaniment on Instruments

Performing a Steady Beat Accompaniment on Instruments

This assessment has two parts. First, students will perform micro beats and/or macro beats on instruments as the rest of the class sings a song. Then they will reflect on their performances. Their performances will be video-recorded for scoring at a later time.

Kindergarten students will perform macro beats on a Taos drum. First-grade students will perform macro beats on a Taos drum and micro beats on an alto xylophone. Second-grade students will perform macro beats on a bass xylophone and micro beats on an alto xylophone.

Following each performance, students will reflect using a “thumbs up,” “thumbs sideways,” or “thumbs down’ gesture, which also will be video-recorded for later evaluation.

This item contains only a Teacher Booklet.

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

  • Dimension
  • Macro Beat Performance

  • Micro Beat Performance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student was unable to maintain the beat.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performed the beat occasionally.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performed the beat for most of the song.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently performed the beat.

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  • Student was unable to maintain the beat.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performed the beat occasionally.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performed the beat for most of the song.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently performed the beat.

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STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Student does not evaluate self.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student self-evaluates, but not accurately.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student self-evaluates accurately.

    N/A at this time.
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