M/J Vocal Ensemble 3 Test Blueprint

1303120_2016_BPSFE_MS_MUS_MJVOCALENSEMBLE3.fl.brevard

Course Information:

Course Number1303120COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students continue to build musicianship and performance skills through the study, rehearsal, and performance of increasingly challenging, high-quality vocal ensemble literature. Student musicians strengthen their techniques, ensemble skills, music literacy, and analytical skills as they study relevant history, cultures, and music genres. 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

SECTION A - RESPONDING ITEMS
30% of EXAM 30-40 minutes
Number of Items by Item TypePts
BIG IDEA %WEIGHT
E=essential
I=important
NTK=nice_to_know
DOKBenchmarkBenchmark textSelected Response
1 pt
Short Answer
2 pts
Extended Response
4 pts
Points
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.
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
NtK = 1%NTKMU.68.C.3.1Apply specific criteria to evaluate why a musical work is an exemplar in a specific style or genre.0-20-102
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.1.1Describe the functions of music from various cultures and time periods.
NTKMU.68.H.1.2Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
NTKMU.68.H.3.1Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.

SECTION B - PERFORMING TASKS 70% of EXAM
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.2.2Transfer performance techniques from familiar to unfamiliar pieces.
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.

BEST ASSESSED IN CLASSROOM
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.3.2Discuss how the absence of music would affect other content areas and contexts.
MU.68.O.2.2Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition.
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.3.6Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.