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    Tests for Every Semester

    Always under review, these tests might give you a starting point for developing your own version of tests that are suited to your students.

  • Exit Tickets

    Use these ten Exit Tickets to review what students have learned during the lesson or over a longer term in your music room. Before students leave (for recess, lunch, the end of the day,  their next class, or are transitioning to another subject area), they fill in this quick four question exit ticket. Each ticket […]

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    Assessment Summary Years 1-6

    A handy summary showing one way to approach assessment. This aligns with the workbooks and assessment tasks.

  • New Criteria Sheets years 1 to 6

    This is an edit/rewrite of the Primary Music Criteria sheets written by Debbie O’Shea and Anne O’Regan. They have been written to align with the new Australian Curriculum which is on its way into all Australian schools. The criteria assessed are now under the headings of Composing, Performing and Responding. We have also added some […]

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    Ideas for Assessment

    A few quick ideas from participants at the Crescendo prepare for 2016 Workshop on January 21st, 2016.

  • General Singing Matrix

    If you need a quick guide for assessment for singing, here is your starting point. Written to be very general, you can alter it to make it meaningful for your situation, or just use as is! It is here for you as a PDF and also as a word document.

  • General Playing Matrix

    If you need a quick guide for assessment for playing, this little fellow might be a good one to start with. Written to be very general, you can alter it to make it meaningful for your situation, or just use as is! It is here for you as a PDF and also as a word […]

  • Year 5 Criteria Sheets

    Semester 1 and 2 assessment task ideas for Grade 5, with marking criteria included

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    Year 4 EGA Canon Sem 1

    A fabulous activity with task sheet, criteria sheet and reflection sheet. Again Rosa Curcuruto has done an amazing job!

  • Spinning Top Task Sheet

    The student task sheet that goes with the reflection and criteria sheet.

  • Spinning Top Reflection and Criteria Sheet

    Composing a variation of the known song Spinning Top.

  • Assessment Tasks and Criteria Sheets – Word Version

    Here is the word version of all the assessment tasks. This may not display correctly, so I have also uploaded the PDF version. I use Bach Font (Free download from the net) for most of the music notation within word docs.

  • Assessment Tasks and Criteria Sheets – PDF Version

    Here they are! One task per semester for our Year 1 – 7 classes. I hope these are useful to you!!!

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    Sample Criteria Sheets

    Here are three of the 14 assessment tasks and rubrics for primary school. All tasks are available for members!

  • Assessment Task Overview year 1 – 7

    An updated overview of the assessment tasks for years 1 – 7. These are the ones I will be doing this year.

  • Master Excel Markbook

    This is an example of an excel markbook created using the instructions given in this section. You can copy and paste that pages and the formatting will also be copied. This might give you a head start on the whole process.

  • How to create an Excel Electronic Mark book

    A brief guide to create a very useful electronic mark book that will add up your marks, give you a total, create a percentage and then colourcode to show you the final result!!!!

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    Report Comments from Bernadette Crook

    Report comments from Bernadette Crook. Thank you Bernadette!

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    Assessment Checklist – Result

    Generously shared thank you!

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    Year 3 Semester one Assessment Task

    This task was developed by a group at a Crescendo Workshop.  

  • Overview of Assessment Tasks

    This doc shows the assessment tasks that I am currently working towards. As always – a work in progress – no right or wrong – but it might give you some ideas.  

  • Sample Assessment Sheets for Student Portfolio

    This is just one possible idea for a music contribution to a students portfolio put together by their classroom teacher. I felt it important to somehow demonstrate the intellectual expectations of our subject, not simply the join in and have fun aspects (which are also very important). What do you think? Crescendo will gladly accept […]

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    Self Assessment Sheets

    A big THANK YOU to Jacinta Lansky for sharing these sheets. They are based on Outcomes, not the new Essential Learnings, but how fantastic are they!!!! Just a bit of rewriting and they will satisfy the “Powers That Be”.  

  • Learning Worm – PDF Version

    This Learning Worm is a basic summary of the main concepts that I cover in my year One Program at school. If you do not have ‘loads’ of copying allocation (ie you cannot do one sheet for everychild to put into a book or assessment folder) you could do one large copy and have it […]

  • Learning Worm

    This Learning Worm is a basic summary of the main concepts that I cover in my year One Program at school. If you do not have ‘loads’ of copying allocation (ie you cannot do one sheet for everychild to put into a book or assessment folder) you could do one large copy and have it […]

  • Template for Standards for Assessment

    This is one possibility for the layout for an A-E standards table using the assessable elements.  

  • Assessment Checklist Master

    These masters were developed by Anne O’Regan and me. They are an attempt to come up with headings for our checklists that can be usesd across the year levels.  

  • Quick Quiz 3

    Great for your early years classes. Crotchets and quavers must be known. This quiz also has aural identification of high and low notes. I would use a minor third as the interval as a preparation for teaching s and m. Also included is the staff.

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    National Education and The Arts Statement

    The arts are integral to our sense of identity—as individuals, as communities and as a nation. Through the arts and creative cultural expression we learn about ourselves: who we are, where we have come from and what we feel, value and believe.    

  • Quick Quiz 2

    Great for your early years classes. Crotchets and quavers must be known.

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    Quick Quiz 1

    Great for your early years classes. Crotchets and quavers must be known.  

  • Assessment Ideas

    A list of activities that could be used as assessment tasks and modified to suit any year level’s content.