D.E404

Performance Snapshot

Performance Snapshot

The teacher will video record an informal performance of the class. Students will critique their personal performance using the Teacher Scoring Rubric. The teacher will also evaluate student performances using the rubric. The teacher may choose to use only three or four dimensions of the rubric to focus the assessment to specific areas of development.

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
  • Accuracy of Technical Skill and Concept

  • Alignment

    Body Placement in Space and Moving Through Space

  • Transitions

  • Musicality

    Rhythm and Syncopation, Phrasing

  • Dynamics of Movement

    Quality of Attack

  • Learning and Understanding Physically Projected Throughout the Dance

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Skills are not performed correctly and safely. Understanding of appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is not made evident.

    N/A at this time.
  • Few skills are performed correctly and safely. A limited understanding of appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is presented.

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  • Some aspects of skills are performed correctly and safely. Some of the appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness are presented.

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  • Skills are performed correctly and safely. The appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness are presented.

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  • Unable to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space.

    N/A at this time.
  • Sometimes able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space and moving through space.

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  • Often able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement demonstrated not only in space but also while moving through space.

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  • Able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement demonstrated not only in space but also while moving through space.

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  • Smooth and efficient transitions are not presented between movements.

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are somewhat smooth and efficient.

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  • Transitions between movements are often smooth and efficient.

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  • Transitions between movements are smooth and efficient.

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  • Musicality and understanding of rhythm awareness is not demonstrated throughout performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Very little musicality and understanding of rhythm awareness is demonstrated throughout performance.

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  • Some movement is performed demonstrating an ability to feel and present the rhythm and musicality to the phrase.

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  • Movement is performed demonstrating an ability to feel and present the rhythm and musicality to the phrase.

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  • Ability to present movement that demonstrates use of texture, flow, and effort throughout the performance is not present.

    N/A at this time.
  • Has limited ability to present movement that demonstrates use of texture, flow, and effort throughout the performance.

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  • Demonstrates quality of movement understanding and demonstrates some aspects of texture, attack, flow, and effort throughout the performance.

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  • Demonstrates quality of movement understanding and demonstrates texture, attack, flow, and effort throughout the performance.

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  • Emotion, expression, and intent of the movement are not demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Emotion, expression, and intent of the movement are rarely demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

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  • Emotion, expression, and intent of the movement are somewhat demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

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  • Emotion, expression, and intent of the movement is demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

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