M.E101

Singing a Song

Singing a Song

Each student will sing a verse of the song “The Muffin Man” and will reflect on his or her performance. The performance of each student will be video-recorded for later scoring, using the scoring rubrics and Classroom Score Sheet on page 6.

This assessment may be more successful if someone other than the teacher supervises the video recording of the performances. If this is not possible, the teacher should be careful to ensure that students who are performing stay in the video frame during the recording process.

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 PERFORMANCE RUBRIC–PERFORMANCE

  • Dimension
  • Pitch Accuracy/ Use of Singing Voice

  • Rhythmic Accuracy

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student sings or chants consistently with a melodic contour that is different from that of the song.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sings with some tonal accuracy but starts or ends in a key that is different from the key established by the teacher.

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  • Student sings with some tonal accuracy and begins and ends in the key established by the teacher.

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  • Student sings all of the song with tonal accuracy in the key established by the teacher.

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  • Student performs consistently with rhythms, tempo, and/or meter that are different from those in the song.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs some of the song with rhythmic accuracy and in the tempo and meter established by the teacher.

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  • Student performs most of the song with rhythmic accuracy and in the tempo and meter established by the teacher.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student performs all of the song with rhythmic accuracy and in the tempo and meter established by the teacher.

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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.

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  • Student self-evaluates
    accurately.

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