T.T411

Sound Design: The Crucible

Sound Design: The Crucible

Using the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, students will create a sound design to interpret and support the environment and mood of the play.

This assessment has four parts:
o Part 1–Assessment Questions
o Part 2–Read Script and Brainstorm Sound Cues
o Part 3–Research and Select Sound Cues
o Part 4–Reflection Essay

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 SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Notes

    Student made notes reflective of reading the script.

  • Sound Cues

  • Mood

    Student’s artistic choices reflected the mood of the scene.

  • Environment

    Student’s artistic choices captured the environment of the scene.

  • Reflection on Process

  • Justification of Choices

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student completed one or none of the cues.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student completed two to four of the cues.

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  • Student completed five to seven of the cues.

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  • Student completed all eight of the cues.

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  • Student’s artistic choices did not reflect the mood of the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student’s artistic choices somewhat reflected the mood of the scene.

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  • Student’s artistic choices adequately reflected the mood of the scene.

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  • Student’s artistic choices consistently and clearly reflected the mood of the scene.

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  • Student’s artistic choices did not capture the environment of the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student’s artistic choices somewhat captured the environment of the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student’s artistic choices mostly captured the environment of the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student’s artistic choices consistently and clearly captured the environment of the scene.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student did not describe his or her process or use examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student somewhat described his or her process using some examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately described his or her process using good examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student clearly described his or her process using effective examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student did not justify his or her choices or use examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student somewhat justified his or her choices using some examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student adequately justified his or her choices using good examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student clearly justified his or her choices using effective examples from the script.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC—ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

  • Dimension
  • Sound Effects Listed

  • Mood Stated

  • Textual Clue 1

  • Textual Clue 2

  • Textual Clue 3

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Work is incomplete and inaccurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work shows some effort but lacks details in one or more areas.

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  • Work is accurate and complete in most respects.

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  • Work is excellent, accurate, and complete in all respects.

    View Exemplar
  • Work is incomplete and inaccurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work shows some effort but lacks details in one or more areas.

    View Exemplar
  • Work is accurate and complete in most respects.

    View Exemplar
  • Work is excellent, accurate, and complete in all respects.

    View Exemplar
  • Work is incomplete and inaccurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work shows some effort but lacks details in one or more areas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work is accurate and complete in most respects.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work is excellent, accurate, and complete in all respects.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work is incomplete and inaccurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work shows some effort but lacks details in one or more areas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work is accurate and complete in most respects.

    N/A at this time.
  • Work is excellent, accurate, and complete in all respects.

    N/A at this time.
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