Primary Rubric Reference Card - Music - Skill Development

Please use this as a reference for understanding your child's progress in the areas listed below:
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O - Outstanding

S - Satisfactory

I - Improvement Shown

N - Needs Improvement

Instrument Techniques

Demonstrates advanced techniques on barred, pitched and unpitched instruments.
Demonstrates age appropriate techniques on barred, pitched and unpitched instruments.
Is beginning to demonstrate age appropriate techniques on barred, pitched and unpitched instruments.
Does not yet demonstrate age appropriate technique on barred, pitched and unpitched instruments.

Singing

Always sings using an appropriate singing voice/matches pitch at above grade level. Usually sings using an appropriate singing voice/matches pitch at grade level. Is beginning to use an appropriate singing voice/can sometimes match pitch. Does not yet sing using an appropriate singing voice/does not yet match pitch.

Music Listening

Shows advanced understanding of musical selections through movement, manipulatives and/or written responses. Shows good understanding of musical selections through movement, manipulatives and/or written responses. Is beginning to show understanding of musical selections through movement, manipulatives and/or written responses. Does not yet show understanding of musical selections through movement, manipulatives and/or written responses.

Composition and Performance

Understands and uses advanced musical concepts correctly in compositions and performances. Understands and uses multiple musical concepts correctly in compositions and performances. Understands and uses limited musical concepts correctly in compositions and performances. Has difficulty understanding and using musical concepts correctly in compositions and performances.

Music Vocabulary

Has an advanced knowledge of musical terms and vocabulary. Has an excellent knowledge of musical terms and vocabulary. Has a beginning knowledge of musical terms and vocabulary. Has a limited knowledge of musical terms and vocabulary.