Articles about Standardized Tests

The Status of Public School Orchestras in Kansas
String Research Journal (2014) Vol. 5, pp. 39-54

The purpose of this study was to investigate string and orchestra programs in Kansas public schools. Website searches were conducted of all 285 Kansas public school districts for evidence of orchestra programs and names and contacts of teachers. A survey ...

Think Beyond the Bubbles
Teaching Music (2014) Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 18

Details on the Broader Minded Web site "Think Beyond The Bubbles" are tackled. "Bubbles" are a reference to standardized testing in which students fill in bubbles on Scantron forms. On the Web site, there's a two-minute video that describes the ...

A Comparison of State Assessment Scores Between Music and Nonmusic Students
Update (2013) Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 5-11

For several years, an emphasis on standardized testing in certain subjects has often resulted in competition for student time and scheduling choices that may not favor music classes. However, a great deal of literature exists to indicate that music students ...