Intermediate Music 1 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number5013090COURSE DESCRIPTION: Third-grade* students in music class explore their world by engaging in active learning processes to refine the skills, techniques, and processes of musicianship through such activities as improvisation and arranging. As they continue to develop their working music and cross-content vocabulary and become able to identify fundamental characteristics of musical structures, they demonstrate artistic growth through cognition and reflection and endeavor to use their own artistic voices to communicate ideas and inventions. They recognize the importance of cultural experiences in music throughout history and in emerging art forms. Music students examine the positive impact of the arts in society and practice creative risk-taking in preparation for contributive citizenship 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.3.C.1.3Identify families of orchestral and band instruments.NoneNoneNoneNone
IMU.3.C.1.4Discriminate between unison and two-part singing.
H = 0%IMU.3.H.1.1Compare indigenous instruments of specified cultures.NoneNoneNoneNone
IMU.3.H.1.3Identify timbre(s) in music from a variety of cultures.
IMU.3.H.3.1Experience and discuss, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, similarities in the use of pattern, line, and form in music and other teacher-selected contexts.
O = 0%EMU.3.O.1.1Identify, using correct music vocabulary, the elements in a musical work.NoneNoneNoneNone
EMU.3.O.1.2Identify and describe the musical form of a familiar song.
IMU.3.O.3.1Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music.
S = 0%EMU.3.S.2.1Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills.NoneNoneNoneNone
EMU.3.S.3.4Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple and triple meter with written patterns.
IMU.3.S.3.5Notate simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using traditional notation.
NtK = 0%NTKMU.3.F.2.1Identify musicians in the school, community, and media.NoneNoneNoneNone
NTKMU.3.F.2.2Describe opportunities for personal music-making.
NTKMU.3.H.1.2Identify significant information about specified composers and one or more of their musical works.
NTKMU.3.H.2.1Discuss how music in America was influenced by people and events in its history.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 0%4MU.3.S.3.1Sing rounds, canons, or ostinati in an appropriate range, using head voice and maintaining pitch.
4MU.3.S.3.2Play melodies and layered ostinati, using proper instrumental technique, on pitched and unpitched instruments.
4MU.3.S.3.3Sing simple la-sol-mi-re-do patterns at sight.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.3.C.1.1Describe listening skills and how they support appreciation of musical works.
MU.3.C.1.2Respond to a musical work in a variety of ways and compare individual interpretations.
MU.3.C.2.1Evaluate performances of familiar music using teacher-established criteria.
MU.3.C.3.1Identify musical characteristics and elements within a piece of music when discussing the value of the work.
MU.3.F.1.1Enhance the meaning of a story or poem by creating a musical interpretation using voices, instruments, movement, and/or found sounds.
MU.3.F.3.1Collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and acknowledge individual contributions as an integral part of the whole.
MU.3.O.2.1Rearrange melodic or rhythmic patterns to generate new phrases.
MU.3.S.1.1Improvise rhythms or melodies over ostinati.
MU.3.S.1.2Create an alternate ending to a familiar song.