Tuesday, April 8, 2014


I believe I am moving towards my teacher evaluation goal of improving technique and improving sight-reading.

I have data of students using Smartmusic and I have been scoring a rubric at least twice per marking period.  In general, I think the data is valid.  At least the trends seem to be correct.  I also notice we are reading much better in class.  About twenty percent of kids are nailing it, and about twenty percent of kids are completely lost.  When we do things in class I think many of those "lost" kids are finding their way.

Does anyone know of a "valid" data device for sight-reading?  Reading teachers have the DRA or similar tests.  Do we have one for band/choir?