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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE7790
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-26
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-09-30
  2. Department: School of Music
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 2402-000-00
  5. Contact Person: David A. Williams
  6. Phone: 42311
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MUE
  9. Number: 7790
  10. Full Title: Measurement and Evaluation in Music
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Meas Eval in Music
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of traditional and contemporary approaches to the measurement, evaluation, and assessment of musical abilities, activities, and experiences.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Presently the Ph.D. program in music education does not offer a course in the area of measurement and evaluation in music.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course will become one of six courses in the degree specialization from which students must take five. There is good reason to believe that most students would take this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in music education. Background experience with measurement and evaluation in music
  29. Objectives: During the course students will learn to:

    -apply basic measurement and evaluation concepts and terminology

    -recognize the varied functions that testing serves in school decision making as well as the limitations of traditional testing procedures

    -analyze and critique standardized and teacher-made measures of music aptitude/achievement

    -select and construct appropriate classroom evaluation and reporting tools for use in music contexts

    -demonstrate the ability to select and construct appropriate measurement tools for different music teaching/learning situations

  30. Learning Outcomes: After successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply basic measurement and evaluation concepts in the selection and construction of appropriate classroom evaluation and reporting tools in music contexts
  31. Major Topics: Week 1 Definitions of Measurement and Evaluation [Boyle and Radocy Chapter 1, Sax Chapters 1 + 2]

    Week 2 Contemporary Issues in Measurement and Evaluation and Psychometric Foundations [Boyle and Radocy Chapters 2 + 3]

    Week 3 Classroom Test Construction and Summarizing and Interpreting Measurements [Sax Chapters 3-7]

    Week 4 Types of Music Test Behaviors and Developing Tests for Evaluating Instruction [Boyle and Radocy Chapters 4 + 5]

    Week 5 Teacher-made and externally developed instruments [Sax Chapters 8-10]

    Week 6 Alternative assessment techniques [Sax Chapters 11-13]

    Week 7 Measuring Musical Aptitude, Ability, and Achievement [Boyle and Radocy Chapters 6 + 7, Sax Chapter 14]

    Week 8 Measuring Musical Performance [Boyle and Radocy Chapter 8]

    Week 9 Measuring Attitudes, Other Affective Variables, and Other Useful Tools [Boyle and Radocy Chapters 9 + 10, Sax Chapters 15 + 16]

    Week 10 Test Administration, Scoring, and Reporting Systems [Boyle and Radocy Chapter 11 + 12]

    Week 11 Music Program Evaluation [Boyle/Radocy Chapter 13, Sax Chapters 17-18]

    Week 12 Future Concerns [Boyle and Radocy Chapter 14]

    Week 13 Final Project Presentations

    Week 14 Final Project Presentations

  32. Textbooks: David J. Boyle and Rudolf E. Radocy (1987). Measurement and Evaluation of Musical Experiences. MacMillan [ISBN: 0028703006] (required text)

    Gilbert Sax (1996). Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement and Evaluation. Wadsworth [ISBN: 0534257496] (required text)

    Supplemental readings and standardized test materials also will be put on reserve in the music library or presented in class.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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