Intermediate Music 3 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number5013110COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fifth-grade* students in music class develop and analyze the skills necessary for the critical assessment of artistic works and creative works in other contexts. They demonstrate the proficiency of comprehensive musicianship and interpretive skills in the arts, which allows them to explore manipulation of musical structures to represent a personal and creative form of artistic communication. As students become more musically sophisticated, they establish and document reciprocal relationships among music and other disciplines of study. They learn to transfer their music knowledge and innovative skills as a means of discovering the significant contributions of music and the arts, in general, to positive social development and global economic success 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 = 12%IMU.5.C.1.2Hypothesize and discuss, using correct music vocabulary, the composer's intent for a specific musical work.0-60-30-16
EMU.5.C.1.3Identify, aurally, selected instruments of the band and orchestra.
EMU.5.C.1.4Identify, aurally, the four primary voice parts, i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, bass, of a mixed choir.
IMU.5.C.2.1Define criteria, using correct music vocabulary, to critique one's own and others' performance.
IMU.5.C.2.2Describe changes, using correct music vocabulary, in one's own and/or others' performance over time.
IMU.5.C.3.1Develop criteria to evaluate an exemplary musical work from a specific period or genre.
F = 2%IMU.5.F.2.1Describe jobs associated with various types of concert venues and performing arts centers.0-20-102
IMU.5.F.2.2Explain why live performances are important to the career of the artist and the success of performance venues.
H = 5%IMU.5.H.1.1Identify the purposes for which music is used within various cultures.1-30-103
IMU.5.H.1.3Compare stylistic and musical features in works originating from different cultures.
IMU.5.H.2.1Examine the contributions of musicians and composers for a specific historical period.
O = 8%IMU.5.O.1.1Analyze, using correct music vocabulary, the use of musical elements in various styles of music as a foundation for understanding the creative process.0-40-20-14
S = 12%EMU.5.S.3.5Notate rhythmic phrases and simple diatonic melodies using traditional notation.0-60-30-16
NtK = 1%NTKMU.5.H.1.2Compare and describe the compositional characteristics used by two or more composers whose works are studied in class.0-20-102
NTKMU.5.H.2.2Describe how technology has changed the way audiences experience music.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 48%4MU.5.O.3.2Perform expressive elements in a vocal or instrumental piece as indicated by the score and/or conductor.
4MU.5.S.1.4Sing or play simple melodic patterns by ear with support from the teacher.
4MU.5.S.2.2Apply performance techniques to familiar music.
4MU.5.S.3.1Sing part songs in an appropriate range, using proper vocal technique and maintaining pitch.
4MU.5.S.3.2Play melodies and accompaniments, using proper instrumental technique, on pitched and unpitched instruments.
4MU.5.S.3.4Play melodies and accompaniments, by ear, using classroom instruments.
O = 12%4MU.5.S.3.3Perform simple diatonic melodies at sight.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.5.C.1.1Discuss and apply listening strategies to support appreciation of musical works.
MU.5.F.1.1Create a performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
MU.5.F.3.1Examine and discuss the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians that can be applied outside the music classroom.
MU.5.F.3.2Practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of music media, and describe why it is important to do so.
MU.5.H.3.1Examine critical-thinking processes in music and describe how they can be transferred to other disciplines.
MU.5.O.2.1Create a new melody from two or more melodic motifs.
MU.5.O.3.1Examine and explain how expressive elements, when used in a selected musical work, affect personal response.
MU.5.S.1.1Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to create simple variations on familiar melodies.
MU.5.S.1.2Compose short vocal or instrumental pieces using a variety of sound sources.
MU.5.S.1.3Arrange a familiar song by manipulating specified aspects of music.
MU.5.S.2.1Use expressive elements and knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsals and performance.