M.T230

Reflection on and Refinement of Group Performance

Reflection on and Refinement of Group Performance

This assessment has three parts. In Part 1, students will listen to and/or watch themselves perform a piece from class in a small group that has been recorded prior to the assessment. Then they will reflect on the recording of their performance and make suggestions for improvement. In Part 2, they will practice and improve based on their reflection. Then, they will re-record themselves in their small group performance. In Part 3, they will watch this performance and reflect on the process of reflection and re-recording.

Students will be evaluated in two areas: the quality of their reflections and the improvements that were made in their performances between recordings.

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


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–REFLECTION 1

  • Dimension
  • Completion

  • Depth of Reflection

  • Thoughtfulness of Suggestions

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not complete the worksheet.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completes 75% of the worksheet or less

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completes 76-90% of the worksheet.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completes 100% of the worksheet.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not use musical vocabulary. Student does not reference the recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses some musical vocabulary. Student minimally or inaccurately references the recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses musical vocabulary often in a way that makes sense. Student accurately references the recording for two specific examples.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses musical vocabulary frequently in a way that enhances the reflection. Student accurately references more than two specific examples from the recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not make suggestions for personal or group improvement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student makes some vague suggestions for personal or group improvement

    N/A at this time.
  • Student makes some reflections for personal and group improvement. These reflections lack specificity, but are helpful.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student makes multiple, specific, and useful suggestions for personal and group improvement.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

  • Dimension
  • Rhythm Improvement

  • Pitch Improvement

  • Independence

  • Group Performance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student performs the same number or fewer accurate rhythms in the original recording. There is no improvement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs a few more rhythms correctly compared to the original recording. There is some improvement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs many rhythms more accurately than in the original recording. There is significant improvement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student accurately performs all rhythms. This is either an improvement from the original recording or was demonstrated in the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs the same number or fewer accurate pitches as in the original recording. There is not improvement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs a few more pitches correctly compared to the original recording. There is some improvement.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs many pitches more accurately than in the original recording. This is an improvement from the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student accurately performs all pitches. This is either an improvement from the original recording or was also demonstrated in the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not demonstrate part independence.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student struggles with part independence, but it is an improvement from the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student plays his or her part independently with slight difficulties. Student demonstrates improvement from the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently and accurately plays his or her part independently. This is either an improvement from the previous recording or was demonstrated in the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not listen and play together with the other group members. There is no improvement from the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes listens to and plays with other group members. Student demonstrates some improvement from the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student frequently listens to and plays with other group members. This is an improvement from the original recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently listens to and plays with other group members. This is either an improvement from the previous recording or was demonstrated in the original recording.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–REFLECTION 2

  • Dimension
  • Completion

  • Depth of Reflection

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not complete the worksheet.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completes 75% of the worksheet or less.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completes 76-90% of the worksheet.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completes 100% of the worksheet.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not use musical vocabulary. Student does not reference the recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses some musical vocabulary. Student minimally references the recording.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses musical vocabulary often in a way that makes sense. Student references the recording for specific examples.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student uses musical vocabulary frequently in a way that enhances the reflection. Student references specific examples from the recording.

    N/A at this time.
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