Music is an area where EVERYONE can be successful and be a part of something bigger than themselves. Through cooperative learning, we will work together to create beautiful music, learn to READ the language of music and become expressive learners. In order for this to happen, we must all:
Give your best each day
Respect that others are here to learn and that our behavior should not interfere with that learning
Treat each other with mutual respect
Handle our instruments with care.
We will work together to create a more detailed understanding of our class' expectations for the year.
See page 8. 9 and 12
ELEMENTARY MUSIC GRADING GUIDELINES
Texas Essentials of Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for K-5 Music and House Bill 5
Purpose for Grading Guidelines
The purpose for grading guidelines is to define clear expectations of student skills and conduct in music
All students begin with 100 points at the beginning of each nine weeks. For any conduct infraction in which parent is contacted, student will have 5 points reduced. Music teacher will document infraction (date and type). First mark serves as a warning to student. When student receives third mark, parents will be notified by phone call or in a written format that must be signed and returned. On contact, parents will be informed that the next conduct violation will/could result in a Satisfactory conduct grade.
It is understood that conduct is integral to participation, in which music skill grades are based off of, therefore if a student does not participate due to a conduct infraction, they are not showing the needed skills required to give an E for demonstrating knowledge or skills learned in class.
The Elementary Music Teacher will give three grades for skills per each nine-week
grading period. Grades will be input electronically. (For Kindergarten and Pre-K they receive two skill grades and one conduct grade.)
Types of Assessments
Conduct (For Kindergarten and Pre-K)
Classroom Essential Agreements
Grading Categories/Music Grade Rubric
E (90-100) - Student demonstrates understanding of all knowledge/skills learned in class by
singing/playing/moving according to the objectives during the whole 9-week period (9W).
S (80-89) - Student demonstrates, most of the time, an understanding of knowledge/skills learned in class
by singing/playing/moving according to the objectives during the 9W.
N (70-79) - Student demonstrates, some of the time, an understanding of knowledge/skills learned in
class by singing/playing/moving according to the objectives during the 9W.
U (below 70) - Student does not participate in class during the 9W.
CONDUCT: (K & Pre-K)
E (90-100) - No conduct slip and good behavior (following all essential agreements in the classroom) the
whole 6-weeks (9W).
S (80-89) - One conduct slip and good behavior the rest of the 9W.
N (70-79) - Two conduct slips and difficulty on following agreements the rest of the 9W.
U (below 70) - More than two conduct slips.
5 points off every class-behavior mark in which parents are either given a note of behavior or called.