M/J Exploring Music 2 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1301100COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students survey the growth of American music from its early years to 21st-century consumers, focusing on the settling of the nation and the effects of emigration. Learners explore the historical connections, cultural influences, and innovations of music development from the perspective of Native American music and that which was brought to American shores from other nations. 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.
Course Length:1
Course Level:2

30% 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

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 0%4MU.68.S.3.2Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.68.C.1.3Identify, aurally, instrumental styles and a variety of instrumental ensembles.
MU.68.C.1.4Identify, aurally, a variety of vocal styles and ensembles.
MU.68.C.2.2Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one's own or others' musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
MU.68.C.3.1Apply specific criteria to evaluate why a musical work is an exemplar in a specific style or genre.
MU.68.F.2.1Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
MU.68.F.3.1Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
MU.68.F.3.2Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.
MU.68.H.1.1Describe the functions of music from various cultures and time periods.
MU.68.H.1.2Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
MU.68.H.1.3Describe how American music has been influenced by other cultures.
MU.68.H.1.4Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
MU.68.H.2.1Describe the influence of historical events and periods on music composition and performance.
MU.68.H.2.3Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
MU.68.H.3.1Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.
MU.68.O.1.1Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.
MU.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.
MU.68.S.1.2Compose a short musical piece.
MU.68.S.1.3Arrange a short musical piece by manipulating melody, form, rhythm, and/or voicing.
MU.68.S.2.1Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure.
MU.68.S.3.1Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
MU.68.S.3.4Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.