M/J Chorus 4 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1303030COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students with significant experience in a choral ensemble develop advanced knowledge of vocal techniques, music literacy, ensemble skills, and related musical knowledge through rehearsal, performance, and study of a variety of high-quality advanced choral literature. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and 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 = 15%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.1-110-50-211
EMU.68.C.2.1Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.
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.
H = 5%IMU.68.H.1.4Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.0-40-20-14
IMU.68.H.2.1Describe the influence of historical events and periods on music composition and performance.
IMU.68.H.2.3Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
O = 3%IMU.68.O.1.1Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.0-20-102
IMU.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.
S = 6%EMU.68.S.3.4Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.0-40-20-14
EMU.68.S.3.5Notate rhythmic phrases and/or melodies, in varying simple meters, performed by someone else.
NtK = 1%NTKMU.68.C.1.4Identify, aurally, a variety of vocal styles and ensembles.0-20-102
NTKMU.68.F.2.1Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
NTKMU.68.F.2.2Describe how concert attendance can financially impact a community.
NTKMU.68.F.3.2Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.
NTKMU.68.H.1.2Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
NTKMU.68.H.1.3Describe how American music has been influenced by other cultures.
NTKMU.68.H.1.5Using representative musical works by selected composers, classify compositional characteristics common to a specific time period and/or genre.
NTKMU.68.H.3.1Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 56%4MU.68.O.3.2Perform the expressive elements of a musical work indicated by the musical score and/or conductor, and transfer new knowledge and experiences to other musical works.
4MU.68.S.3.1Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
4MU.68.S.3.2Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
O = 14%4MU.68.S.3.3Sight-read standard exercises and simple repertoire.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.68.C.1.1Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
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.F.1.1Create a composition and/or performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
MU.68.F.3.1Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
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.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.O.2.1Create a composition, manipulating musical elements and exploring the effects of those manipulations.
MU.68.O.2.2Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition.
MU.68.S.1.1Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to accompany familiar songs and/or standard harmonic progressions.
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.2.2Transfer performance techniques from familiar to unfamiliar pieces.
MU.68.S.3.6Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.