M/J Exploring Music 1 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1301090COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students explore the essential elements of 20th- and 21st-century music in America (e.g., jazz, rock, soul, blues) and global cultures (e.g., Latin, Bollywood, European, Asian, world drumming). Students reflect on the significance of social influences and historical events on the development of music. Participants focus on the creation, use, and performance of music; and the modes of listening, distributing, and gaining access to music. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.
Abbreviated Title:M/J EXPLOR MUSIC 1
Course Length:1
Course Level:2

40% of EXAM 30-40 minutes
Number of Items by Item TypePts
DOKBenchmarkBenchmark textSelected Response
1 pt
Short Answer
2 pts
Extended Response
4 pts
21-23 pts
C = 0%IMU.68.C.1.2Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.NoneNoneNoneNone
IMU.68.C.2.2Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one's own or others' musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
IMU.68.C.3.1Apply specific criteria to evaluate why a musical work is an exemplar in a specific style or genre.
F = 0%IMU.68.F.3.2Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.NoneNoneNoneNone
H = 0%EMU.68.H.1.1Describe the functions of music from various cultures and time periods.NoneNoneNoneNone
IMU.68.H.1.2Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
IMU.68.H.1.3Describe how American music has been influenced by other cultures.
EMU.68.H.1.4Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
O = 0%IMU.68.O.1.1Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.NoneNoneNoneNone
EMU.68.O.3.1Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
NtK = 0%NTKMU.68.C.2.1Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.NoneNoneNoneNone
NTKMU.68.F.2.2Describe how concert attendance can financially impact a community.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 0%4MU.68.S.3.1Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
4MU.68.S.3.2Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.68.C.1.1Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
MU.68.F.3.1Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
MU.68.H.2.2Analyze how technology has changed the way music is created, performed, acquired, and experienced.
MU.68.H.3.2Discuss how the absence of music would affect other content areas and contexts.
MU.68.S.1.1Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to accompany familiar songs and/or standard harmonic progressions.
MU.68.S.1.3Arrange a short musical piece by manipulating melody, form, rhythm, and/or voicing.