Class Info and Grading System

  • Music classes are centered around music literacy through hands-on activities.   Classes meet every other day for the entire year.

    Students need the following materials every day:

    • Pencil (6th Grade only)

    • Earbuds - One pair to leave in the music room.  Bring in a zipper baggie with name on the bag.

    • A Cooperative and Enthusiastic Attitude!

    ASSESSMENT  - Most assignments are scored on a four point scale as describe below:

    1

    2

    3

    4

    •Unacceptable or Incomplete work

    •Needs Improvement

    •Quality Work
    •Meets Expectations

    •Outstanding Work
    •Well beyond expectations

    Links to rubrics can be found in each section for each project.  Use the links on the left for Sixth Grade General Music or Seventh Grade General Music.            

    Scores will be posted on Infinite Campus.  Please do not be alarmed if your student is scoring mostly 3s.   If you are consistently scoring 3’s you are meeting expectations.  A Score of 4 is reserved for superior work.  Do not be alarmed if your student occasionally receives a score of 2 in some criteria.   An occasional 2 is only a problem if it becomes a trend and the student is not showing improvement.

    Below is a general guideline for how your final grade for a marking period will be determined:

    Mostly 4’s                 A+
    Mix of 3’ & 4’s           A
    Mostly 3’s                 A-
    Mix of 3’s & 2’s          B

    I look forward to working with your child and harvesting their musical talents.
    Mr. John Beel 

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