Assessment

AMEB – Australian Music Examinations Board

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: The AMEB is the most widely-used examinations system in Australia for music, speech and drama.

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aMuse Sample Units


January 11, 2011

Sample Units from Australian Music Educators Assoc (Vic) – under the heading “aMuse VELS Support Documents”

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arts action

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: arts action, published by the Department of Education and Training (NSW) is a CD-rom created to supplement the NSW K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus.  Read more…

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Assessment for Learning

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: Assessment for Learning has been developed by the Curriculum Corporation, and is a site that provides support for designing assessment tasks. Read more…

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Assessment in Music Education (Martin Fautley)

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: Assessment in Music Education, written by Martin Fautley, is published by Oxford UP, 2010. Read more…

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Assessment symposium – call for papers


March 7, 2013

Assessment in Music: Principles and Practices

International Assessment Symposium

July 16-17, 2013

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Call for Papers

Please click here for information.

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Auralia

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Auralia is a comprehensive ear-training software package, published by Sibelius. Read more…

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Australian Curriculum Corporation

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: The Australian Curriculum Corporation is a one-stop site that provides online links to all Australian curricula. Read more…

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Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

December 21, 2009

Go to resource: Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts by Claudia Cornett (2006) is a textbook specifically for classroom teachers. Read more…

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Creative Resources for Primary Schools (NSW)

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Creative Resources for Primary Schools. This Dept of Education and Training (NSW) page has links to DET-published resources including Arts Action, Sync or Swing, and Vocal-Ease. Read more…

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Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts (WA)

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: The Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts is published by the Curriculum Council of WA, 1998. Read more…

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FREE assessment in Music symposium 16/17 July 2013 Qld


June 2, 2013

The ‘Assessment in Music’ project team – discussing tertiary music assessment across Australia.

Assessment in Music (AiM): Principles and
Practices
www.assessmentinmusic.com.au
International Assessment Symposium
July 16-17, 2013 Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Registration for the event is free:
http://assessmentinmusic.com.au/aim-symposium-july-16-17/

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free lesson content re. new curriculum


March 19, 2013

http://artspop.yodelservices.com/

Each of the Arts has a number of units designed to complement the National Curriculum. Scroll to the bottom and choose “Music”!

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Hands On Music Outcomes

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: Hands on Music Outcomes: a practical teachers guide to implementing the curriculum framework curriculum guides & progress maps joyfully in the classroom, by Sue Noonan, is published by Rossendale Press, Exmouth WA, 2005. This volume is intended for primary teachers and comes with an accompanying disc. It contains music activities and guides for assessment.

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Ideas on giving ONLINE assessment feedback


January 9, 2012

Use SoundCloud and blogging to give students feedback on recorded performances / compositions. Read more HERE.

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Instrumental reports


May 8, 2011

A team of Music staff at Carey Baptist Grammar School, Junior School Kew, is conducting a review of our music instrumental report format.

We are seeking expressions of interest from schools that have developed an effective instrumental reporting template. We would appreciate any relevant material that you feel may contribute to our review process, such as rubrics, templates or other assessment tools. We are particularly interested in designing a format which caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced Junior School students (P-6). We are happy to share the results of this project with all interested schools.

Please email Pauline Thomson, Coordinator of Orchestral Strings, Carey Grammar, Kew, by Friday 20th May.
pauline.thomson@carey.com.au

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Integrating the arts: twelve school-based experiences

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: Integrating the arts: twelve school-based experiences, published by the Department for Education and Children’s Services, SA, 1997, gives twelve case best-practice case studies for the teaching of the arts in schools. Read more…

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Music Education in Primary Schools

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Music Education in Primary Schools, written by Graeme Askew, published by Education Australia (1993), this resource is for students and teachers, and incorporates Kodaly and Orff methods. Read more…

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MusicAtSchool.co.uk – free UK website for Music teachers


May 3, 2011

www.musicatschool.co.uk is a free website of Secondary Music teaching ideas, lesson plans and worksheets from UK Music teachers.

For example, here is a worksheet for Year 7’s learning about how orchestral players are seated:

http://www.musicatschool.co.uk/year_7/Instruments_sheets/layout_worksheet.PDF

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NING for Music Educators (Australian)

April 25, 2011

http://australianmusiceducators.ning.com/ is an Australian discussion forum for music educators.  It was set up with the intent of discussing ideas on classroom band programs, but it really is a forum for discussion on any aspect of Australian music teaching from P-12.  At present there is a small group of members, but I am hoping to build it up and draw on a wide range of professional knowledge and experience.

This group is completely FREE (in a monetary sense, not a moral or metaphysical sense).

Please come along and check it out.  The page is run as a ning, which is basically a social network with a particular focus.  It is great for online discussion, linking of video and photo and has facility for you to blog.  All you need to do is create an account.

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NZ Exemplar Music lessons


January 25, 2011

New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars – several exemplar lessons for Primary and Secondary School Music (New Zealand)

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PBL Music – Project Based Learning

April 7, 2013

Try giving groups of students ‘big questions’ or composition tasks or performance challenges (eg. Battle of the Bands) and lots of space to self-direct with access to the internet … and see what they come up with. Some ideas HERE and HERE.

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Practice Exams VCE


June 12, 2011

Teacher Book & CD for VCE Music Performance Units 1-4

Theory & Aural Comprehension

Contains two Practice Examinations for each Units 1, 2 and 3 PLUS four Practice Examinations for Unit 4.

Covers all question types as found in the VCE Music Performance Written and Aural examinations

Teacher’s book contains all student dictations with missing parts on right hand pages (with permission to photocopy student pages) and full dictations (answers) on facing left hand pages

All dictations on the CD have been recorded using artificially produced sounds (i.e. similar to those used in the VCE Music Performance Written and aural examinations)

All dictations with the relevant count-ins

Recommended Retail Price $99.95 (ISBN 978-0-9775597-5-6)

Full product and pricelist attached or available from:  www.dsmusic.com.au

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Sibelius Groovy Music

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: Sibelius Groovy Music is a software program that assists with teaching music to five to eleven year old students. Read more…

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Spotlight on assessment in music education (USA)

March 4, 2010

Go to resource: Spotlight on assessment in music education (USA) was published by MENC in 2001.

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Stage 2 Music Resources (NSW)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Stage 2 Music Resources are published by the Department of Education and Training (NSW).

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Sync or swing

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Sync or swing is published by the NSW Department of Education and Training and provides support for teaching music K-6. Read more…

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TeachersNetwork

January 13, 2011

TeachersNetwork.org – an excellent website (by US teachers for teachers) with free lesson plans. Most lessons require computers as a resource or tool for quality Music lessons – from Bach to Rap! Some lessons include rubrics for assessment.

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TES connect – free teaching resources

January 10, 2011

Go to resource: TES Connect collates free teacher-created resources from UK. This link is for Secondary Music resources and links. You will need to sign up to view resources – signing up is free and simple.

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The Arts Assessment Map (Vic)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Assessment Map provides student work samples that are at different levels of achievement.

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Vocal Ease Stage 2 assessment strategies

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Vocal Ease Stage 2 assessment strategies are published by the Department of Education and Training (NSW).

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Vocal Ease Stage 3 assessment strategies

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Vocal Ease Stage 3 assessment strategies are provided by the Department of Education and Training (NSW).

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Vocal-ease

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Vocal-ease is published by the NSW Department of Education and Training and comes in 4 volumes. It provides a sequential plan for singing activities. Read more…

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Writing fun music exams in GarageBand


June 3, 2011

wrightstuffmusic.com/2009/06/19/exam-time-in-garageband/

Use GarageBand or other music software to create fun music exams for secondary students. This site provides a free example of a Year 10 Music exam.

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