Criteria for Assessment
ParentVUE and StudentVUE currently reflect an overall A-F letter grade. This is an ongoing issue with the system our school district is working to fix. The computer does assign a percentage to proficiency marks, but please draw no correlation between percentages and A-F letter grades. I do not have the ability to assign them in the computer, nor will a letter grade be attached to a child's long term academic records.
Music Proficiency Grade
Grade Scale for Skill Grades
Skill grades are determined by proficiency toward the grade level standards for music, not effort and participation. There are four levels of proficiency set forth in the standards: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, and Emerging. These refer to the state of your child’s progress toward the standards. They translate to letter grades as follows:
These grades assess effort and participation, and are based on the participation rubric. These are reported using the same E, M, NM, DNM scale.
From time to time, students may wish to retake skill assessments in music. My students may retake all standards-based assessments again for a higher grade when desired and as often as desired. All retaken playing or singing assessments or notation tests must be completed by appointment with me outside of their regularly scheduled class time. Written work may be completed at home and turned in again for a new score.
Should you have specific questions about why your child earned a specific grade, please feel free to contact me.