Performance Assessment in the Elementary Music Classroom
Performance assessment can be simply defined as tasks performed by the student which indicate to the teacher the scope of the students' understanding and application of his/her learning in a particular subject area. These assessments often require the student to perform a task which asks him/her to apply this knowledge in a new way. Examples of performance assessment include portfolios, exhibitions, learning logs, performances, journals, projects, presentations, tasks, teacher observations, open-ended test items, checklists, inventories, and experiments. Each of these assignments actively involves the child because assessment becomes part of the learning process.