4 - Exceeds grade level expectation
3 - Meets grade level expectation
2 - Approaching grade level expectation
1 - Does not meet grade level expectation
Participates actively in music activities
Enthusiastic class participant. Never needs reminders to join in. The student consistently engages in class activities.
Engaged in and regularly participates in class activities.
Easily gets distracted and needs reminders to participate in the activities. May be unwilling/reluctant to join in and try new things.
Does not participate. The student may disrupt the learning of others.
Student uses coping strategies and manages themselves independently. They problem solve situations effectively. Student needs no prompting when transitioning, managing body in space, and staying on task. Student speaks appropriately to others and promotes social togetherness.
Student uses coping strategies and manages themselves with only one teacher cue. Student is able to transition, manage body in space and may only need a reminder once in a while. Student is able to get along well with others.
Students need frequent reminders in a lesson to stay on task, transition, and manage body in space. May have difficulty coping with turn taking or rules. Distracts others or themselves. May have difficulty refocusing.
Is unable to manage self during lessons, transitions, and managing body in space. Student does not respond to refocusing from the teacher.
Listens to and follows directions
Student thinks ahead about what the directions will be and follows all directions with no reminders from teacher.
Student requires minimal prompting to follow directions.
Student requires 2-3 prompts or reminders of stated directions before complying.
Student consistently needs directions repeated 3 or more times and rarely shows compliance.
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of vocal skills and pitch concepts
The student’s pitch is excellent throughout and uses singing voice appropriately.
The student’s pitch is good and there are few minor discrepancies. Uses singing voice appropriately.
The student’s pitch is generally satisfactory, but there are a few major discrepancies. May sing in the octave below and may speak instead of singing.
Does not sing. Speaks or refuses to sing. There are major pitch discrepancies.
Demonstrates foundational concepts of rhythm
Student is able to perform, read, and create grade level rhythms (iconic/standard notation) accurately to a steady beat without hesitation. Student can independently keep a steady beat.
Student is able to perform, read, and create grade level rhythms (iconic/standard notation) most of the time to a steady beat without hesitation. Student is able to maintain a steady beat most of the time.
Student makes several mistakes while performing, reading, and creating grade level rhythms (iconic/standard notation) but can accomplish this successfully with assistance from the teacher. Student has difficulty maintaining a steady beat and may change tempo.
Student is unable to perform, read, and create grade level rhythms (iconic/standard notation) even with teacher assistance. Student is unable to maintain a steady beat.