Music - Grade One Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number5013070COURSE DESCRIPTION: First-grade students in music class explore their world through listening, singing, moving, playing instruments, and creating to stimulate the imagination and lead to innovation and creative risk-taking. As they develop basic skills, techniques, and processes in music, they strengthen their music and extra-music vocabulary and music literacy, as well as their ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information. As students sing, play, move, and create together, they develop the foundation for important skills such as teamwork, acceptance, respect, and responsibility that will help students be successful in the 21st century.
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%EMU.1.C.1.3Classify instruments into pitched and unpitched percussion families.NoneNoneNoneNone
IMU.1.C.1.4Differentiate between music performed by one singer and music performed by a group of singers.
EMU.1.C.2.1Identify the similarities and differences between two performances of a familiar song.
O = 0%IMU.1.O.1.2Identify patterns of a simple, four-measure song or speech piece.NoneNoneNoneNone
S = 0%EMU.1.S.3.4Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple meter with written patterns.NoneNoneNoneNone
EMU.1.S.3.5Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or a peer.
NtK = 0%NTKMU.1.F.3.1Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom.NoneNoneNoneNone
NTKMU.1.H.1.2Explain the work of a composer.
NTKMU.1.H.3.1Explore the use of instruments and vocal sounds to replace or enhance specified words or phrases in children's songs, choral readings of poems and stories, and/or chants.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 0%4MU.1.H.1.1Perform simple songs, dances, and musical games from a variety of cultures.
4MU.1.S.2.1Sing or play songs, which may include changes in verses or repeats, from memory.
4MU.1.S.3.1Sing simple songs in a group, using head voice and maintaining pitch.
4MU.1.S.3.2Play three- to five-note melodies and/or accompaniments on classroom instruments.
4MU.1.S.3.3Sing simple la-sol-mi patterns at sight.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.1.C.1.1Respond to specific, teacher-selected musical characteristics in a song or instrumental piece.
MU.1.C.1.2Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of differences in musical ideas.
MU.1.C.3.1Share different thoughts or feelings people have about selected pieces of music.
MU.1.F.1.1Create sounds or movement freely with props, instruments, and/or found sounds in response to various music styles and/or elements.
MU.1.F.2.1Describe how he or she likes to participate in music.
MU.1.H.1.1Perform simple songs, dances, and musical games from a variety of cultures.
MU.1.H.2.1Identify and perform folk music used to remember and honor America and its cultural heritage.
MU.1.O.1.1Respond to contrasts in music as a foundation for understanding structure.
MU.1.O.3.1Respond to changes in tempo and/or dynamics within musical examples.
MU.1.S.1.1Improvise a four-beat response to a musical question sung or played by someone else.
MU.1.S.1.2Create short melodic and rhythmic patterns based on teacher-established guidelines.