M.E422

Sight Reading–Full Spectrum

Sight Reading–Full Spectrum

Students will be given an unfamiliar piece of music. The music will vary based on instrumentation or voice part.

Students will be called individually into the assessment space according to a prepared schedule. They will have 60 seconds to silently study the music. After the silent study time, students will perform the music while being recorded.

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
  • Tone Quality

    Beauty

  • Tone Quality

    Control

  • Intonation

    Tuning of Instrument (not used for vocalists)

  • Intonation

    Tonal Accuracy

  • Rhythm

    Tempo Control

  • Rhythm

    Meter

  • Rhythm

    Accuracy of Durations

  • Technique

    Pitch Accuracy

  • Technique

    Fluency

  • Technique

    Articulation

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Tone is not characteristic of the instrument or voice part.

    N/A at this time.
  • Tone is characteristic of the instrument/voice part within comfortable ranges and/or moderately challenging passages.

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  • Tone is characteristic of the instrument/voice part within extended ranges and/or challenging passages.

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  • Tone of the instrument/voice is characteristic throughout the performance and includes more advanced concepts such as vibrato or tone coloring.

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  • The sound is controlled only in the simplest passages.

    N/A at this time.
  • The sound is controlled in comfortable ranges and/or moderately challenging passages.

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  • The sound is controlled in extended ranges and dynamics and/or challenging passages.

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  • The sound is controlled throughout the performance regardless of the challenge.

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  • The instrument is not calibrated to a standard tuning pitch.

    N/A at this time.
  • The instrument is calibrated to a standard tuning pitch but secondary tuning needs, such as individual valves, are not met.

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  • The instrument is calibrated to a standard tuning pitch throughout all the adjustable tuning elements.

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  • The instrument is calibrated to a standard tuning pitch throughout the entire instrument, and the use of alternate fingerings to improve intonation is apparent.

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  • The beginning and ending notes are tonally accurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Tones within comfortable ranges for dynamics, tessitura, and technical difficulty are tonally accurate.

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  • Tones extending to more challenging ranges for dynamics, tessitura, and technical difficulty are tonally accurate.

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  • Tones are accurate throughout the performance.

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