M/J Exploring Music 3 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1301110COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students engage in a study of global music traditions through history examining genres, significant composers, and compositions over time. As they review the expressive elements of music and compositional tools, students create music, develop structural mapping skills, self-assess, and connect music to its origins. 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.2.2Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one's own or others' musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
MU.68.C.2.3Critique personal composition and/or improvisation, using simple criteria, to generate improvements with guidance from teachers and/or peers.
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.1.1Create a composition and/or performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
MU.68.F.1.2"Create an original composition that reflects various performances that use ""traditional"" and contemporary technologies."
MU.68.F.2.1Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
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.F.3.3Identify the tasks involved in the compositional process and discuss how the process might be applied in the work place.
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.1.4Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
MU.68.H.1.5Using representative musical works by selected composers, classify compositional characteristics common to a specific time period and/or genre.
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.2.1Create a composition, manipulating musical elements and exploring the effects of those manipulations.
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.1.4Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers.
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.