• Elementary Grade Scale: Core Classes

    A = 90 - 100
    B = 80 - 89
    C = 70 - 79
    D = 60 - 69
    F = 59 or below

    Elementary Grade Scale: Related Arts Classes

    E = 85 - 100
    S = 60 - 84
    N = 59 or below

     

     Delmae Elementary Music Grading Rubric/Grading Procedures

     

    Below is an example of the grading rubric used for 1st-4th grade music at Delmae Elementary:

                                                                                               

    Student’s Name: _______________________________________________ Homeroom Teacher: ____________

      Unit Identification: _________________________________________________________  

      Grading Period:          1st          2nd          3rd          4th

     

    Scoring Criteria

    (Score circled in each column)

    Not

    Meeting

    Standards

    Below

    Average

    Average

     

    Above

    Average

    Exemplary

    Standard(s) Covered:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Class Activity Performance Assessment:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Below 60

    60-71

    72-84

    85-94

    95-100

    Class Participation and Effort Grade (Transferred over from Participation/Effort Rubric):

     

     

     

     

     

    Below 60

    60-71

    72-84

    85-94

    95-100

    Comments:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In all general music classes, students earn a content grade as well as an effort grade. The above rubric is strictly for effort and participation. Students are graded based on the following:

    E- Excellent (85-100)
    S- Satisfactory (60-84)
    N-Needs Improvement (Below 60)

    Content grades are based upon knowledge and execution of music concepts such as steady beat, tempo, rhythm, form, and pitch. Students are assessed using in class activities, singing games, informal assessments, rubrics, and group/individual activities. Students receive letter grades based on their understanding of musical concepts. Students are assessed using teacher created assessments which include listening maps, performance assessments, group activities, composing, online applications, and their ability to critically listen to and describe music using appropriate terms and vocabulary.

     A creative subject area like music can be challenging to grade because so much of our classwork is done in large groups or small groups. When learning new concepts or skills we most often work in large groups. When students have been working on the new concept and have had time to practice the skill, I may ask them to work in small groups to demonstrate what they have learned. Final testing on a concept or skill is usually done at various times during the unit of study. The test includes a performance-based assessment and/or demonstration. This is more accurate in determining whether the student has learned the material or not.

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