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DANCE :: MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSESSMENT ITEMS

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSESSMENT ITEMS

 

Submitted by Sara Ridings, Wake County Public Schools

Title
A Journey of Discovery: Studying Choreographers Who Changed the Face of Dance

Grade Level or Course
Eighth Grade

Targeted Goals and Objectives from the 2000 North Carolina Arts Education Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12:

5.05 Create Projects that incorporate knowledge of various dance forms and innovators throughout historical time periods.

 

Link with other subjects:

Language Arts
Information Skills
Computer Technology goals
Type of Assessment:

_____ Diagnostic
_____ Monitoring
__X__ Summative
Type of Item:

_____ Selected Response
_____ Written Response
__X__ Performance
_____ Conversation
_____ Observation

 

Assessmen Item:

(See Lesson Plan that aligns with this Assessment)

  1. Completely research a choreographer, and place the artist's information into a Power Point presentation which you will deliver to the class.

  2. Look at the rubrics for project and presentation guidelines. All students are expected to meet the second level expectations.

  3. Make sure to look over the self-evaluation rubric, be sure to contribute to class discussions while peers are doing his/her presentation.

  4. Each person will present their slide presentation to the class.

  5. Printed copies of the slide presentation will be passed on to the students' language arts teacher as part of his/her portfolio.

Scoring Information:

  1. Self evaluation Rubric (see attachment at the end of this item)

  2. Content and Delivery Rubric (see attachment at the end of this item)

  3. For all rubrics, the final score is reached by totaling the score from each section. The teacher could give a class work grade based on the self-evaluation rubric score and a more weighted grade based on the content and delivery rubric.

* Students should be given copies of all rubrics by the time they begin researching in the library.

Teacher notes:

Students should be introduced to bibliographies before they research in the library. They should be familiar with the basic operation of a computer. The rubrics used are examples and can be adapted. Students should be made aware of where to find citation information within books, internet articles or electronic encyclopedias.

Other related items:

Students could also deliver their Power Point presentations during a performance between dance pieces (like a commercial break). This gives parents an opportunity to view these projects and gives students additional recognition for their hard work.

 

Self Evaluation Rubric
  Couldn't get any better! (Level 3) You're on the right track (Level 2) Still needs some work (Level 1)
Research Research is complete all questions answered with detail. in my own words. Most questions answered, some detail given. Few or no questions answered, little or no details are given.
Note Taking All information is placed in my own words. Most of the information in my notes are in my own words. Little or no information in my notes are in my own words.
Citation All sources used for research are cited Most sources for research are cited. Few or none of the sources are cited.
Bibliography format All bibliographies are in their correct format Most bibliographies are in their correct format Few or none of their bibliographies are in their correct format.
Slides Presentation contains more than 10 slides Presentation contains 8 - 10 slides. Presentation contains less than 8 slides
Graphics Presentation contains more than eight graphics. Presentation contains six to eight graphics Presentation contains less than six graphics.
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity All words are spelled correctly, all grammar and punctuation is appropriate, all sentences are clear. Most words are spelled correctly, most grammar and punctuation is appropriate, most sentences are clear. Few or no words are spelled correctly, few or none of the grammar and punctuation is appropriate few or none of the sentences are clear.
Participation in discussions during presentations Asked questions and praised my classmates. Asked some questions, and praised some of my classmates. Asked no questions and did not praise my classmates.
Display appropriate audience behavior during presentations. Sat quietly and still in my seat, made eye contact with the presenter and listened attentively all of the time. Sat quietly and still in my seat, made eye contact with the presenter and listened attentively most of the time. Sat quietly and still in my seat, made eye contact with the presenter and listened attentively little or none of the time.
Totals:      

 

Research____ Note Taking____ Citation____


Bibliography Format____ Graphics____ Spelling____


Participation_____ Behavior_____


 

Total Score _______________

 

Content and Delivery Rubric
  Couldn't get any better! (Level 3) You're on the right track (Level 2) Still needs some work (Level 1)
Research Research is complete all questions answered with detail. Most questions answered, some detail given. Few or no questions answered, little or no details are given.
Clarity of Presentation Presentation follows a logical order, informations is presented in a clear and thorough manner. Presentation mostly follows a logical order, someinformations is presented in a clear and thorough manner. Little or none of the presentation follows a logical order, little or none of the informations is presented in a clear and thorough manner.
Citation All sources used for research are cited. Most sources for research are cited. Few or none of the sources are cited.
Bibliography format All bibliographies are in their correct format. Most bibliographies are in their correct format. Few or none of the bibliographies are in their correct format.
Slides Presentation contains more than 10 slides. Presentation contains 8 - 10 slides. Presentation contains less than 8 slides.
Graphics Presentation contains more than eight graphics. Presentation contains six to eight graphics. Presentation contains less than six graphics.
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity All words are spelled correctly, all grammar and punctuation are appropriate, all sentences are clear.     Most words are spelled correctly, most grammar and punctuation is appropriate, most sentences are clear.   Few or no words are spelled correctly, few or none of the grammar and punctuation is appropriate, few or none of the sentences are clear.
Posture, voice and delivery of presentation Student showed appropriate posture, seemed very comfortable during presentation, and could be easily heard and understood. Student showed some appropriate posture, seemed somewhat comfortable during presentation, and could be somewhat heard and understood. Student showed inappropriate posture, seemed very uncomfortable during presentation, and could not be easily heard and understood.
Display appropriate audience behavior during presentations. Sat quietly and still made eye contact with the presenter and listened attentively all of the time.   Sat quietly and still, made eye contact with the presenter and listened attentively most of the time.   Did not sit quietly and still,did not make eye contact with the presenter and listened attentively little or none of the time.
Totals:      

 

Research____ Clarity of Presentation____


Bibliography Format____ Graphics____ Slides_____


Spelling____ Posture_____ Behavior_____


 

Total Score _______________

 

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