The Cobb County School District will implement Student Learning Objective Assessments (SLOs) during the 2016 - 2017 school year. These assessments consist of a pre-test in August and a post-test in May.
SLOs are subject-specific learning objectives that provide growth measures for student learning. Teams of Cobb County teachers throughout the district developed the SLO assessments that we will administer this year. Students will take the SLO assessments for Physical Education, Art, and Music. In addition, if your student receives gifted services in grades 3rd or 4th they will take the SLO Advanced Learning Program assessment.
For the 2016 - 2017 school year, the SLO implementation requires teachers to use assessments to determine student growth over the course of the year. The results of these assessments ensure that students, teachers, and schools are moving toward a common vision of exemplary instruction and high levels of student academic growth.
This 9 weeks our major topic of discussion is musical form. We will be utilizing listening activities, movement activities and vocal/percussion activities to practice and to gain a deeper understand of musical form.
For the first 9 weeks, I will be focusing and assessing the following-
Applies knowledge of music concepts through singing and playing instruments
M4GM.1a,c,d M4GM.2a,c,d; Sings in head voice OR plays with appropriate tone using dynamics and phrasing with and without accompaniment in songs of various cultures
Reads and notates music
M4GM.3a,b; Reads AND notates half, quarter, eighth, dotted half, whole notes and rests using traditional symbols in 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 meter
Describes and analyzes music
M4GM.6a Accurately distinguishes simple formal structures - AB, ABA, rondo, Introduction, and Coda