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Rhythms: Music At The University Of Northern Iowa, V36, Fall 2017, University Of Northern Iowa. School Of Music. Oct 2017

Rhythms: Music At The University Of Northern Iowa, V36, Fall 2017, University Of Northern Iowa. School Of Music.

Rhythms: Music at the University of Northern Iowa

Inside This Issue:
Jazz Band Tours Cuba ••• pg.3
Marching Band Tours Rome ••• pg.4
Wind Symphony 35 - Year Reunion ••• pg.5
From the Director ••• pg.2
Orchestra Hosts International Guests ••• pg.6
All in the Family ••• pg.6
Opera at UNI ••• pg.7
Midwest International Carillon Festival ••• pg.8
Hall of Fame Awards ••• pg.9
Guest Artists 2016-17 ••• pg.10
Community Outreach ••• pg.11
Spectrum Project. ••• pg.12
Phi Mu Alpha Beta Nu Reunion ••• pg.13
Midwest International Conducting Symposium ••• pg.14
Scholarship Benefit Concert ••• pg.15-16
Student Awards and Honors ••• pg.17-19
Spotlight Series 2017-18 ••• pg.20
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An Investigation Of The Assessment Practices Of Elementary General Music Teachers In Iowa, Michelle Linn Hyde Swanson Jan 2017

An Investigation Of The Assessment Practices Of Elementary General Music Teachers In Iowa, Michelle Linn Hyde Swanson

Theses and Dissertations @ UNI

Assessment, leading to informed decisions, is an integral part of music education and may be a means to justify the importance of music as a valued content subject (Brophy, 2000). The purpose of this study was to describe the elementary general music assessment practices in Iowa. The study was framed using Stiggins’ (2005) categorical definition of assessment as gathering, organizing, summarizing, and reporting data. Mixed methodologies were utilized to gather data regarding these four categories through survey questions (N=211) and two focus group discussions. The participants were from a variety of school district sizes as well as teachers with ...