Playing Before and After
Students will receive a teacher-selected excerpt from an unfamiliar piece of music that is 16-32 bars in length of appropriate difficulty for a first-year (Level 1) student. The assessment will be individually administered in two rounds. In the first round, the students will be given their Student Booklets and directions and begin individual recordings of themselves sight-reading the excerpt. Immediately after the recording session, the students will fill out a worksheet where they will identify three practice strategies for improving their performances. In the second round, the students will record themselves practicing using the three strategies they had devised and record a second take that demonstrates their improvement.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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