Blackshear Music Department
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GRADING GUIDELINES:


Students will be given a minimum of 3 Major Grades and 4 Minor Grades every 9 weeks.


These music content grades may include, but are not limited to:

1. Participation
2. Steady Beat and Rhythm Performance
3. Singing/Solfege Performance
4. Performing on Instruments
5. Writing Music on the Staff
6. Listening Assessments

Music Content & Participation Grades: 

  • Students who demonstrate a clear knowledge of the material and perform with enthusiastic participation and few mistakes will earn an E.
  • Students who demonstrate knowledge of the material and perform with moderate participation and some mistakes will earn an S.
  • Students who demonstrate a lack of knowledge of the material and require more practice will earn an N.
  • Students who refuse to try will earn a U.

Conduct Grades:

  • Students who follow ALL of the rules and do not need reminders will earn an E.
  • Students who need frequent reminders and have not shown improvement will earn an N.