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Music Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach

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  • This session will provide an overview of the process and implementation of a total music assessment program for your institution. Ten years of data shows that a strong assessment system develops higher-quality performers, self-motivated players, thankful parents, supportive administrators, and more effective music educators. Sample assessments will be shared covering aural skills, written theory, and performance standards. Using data to improve instruction is the key to a strong music program.
  • Paul Kimpton, Delwyn Harnisch (kimpton9@comcast.net)
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  • Paul Kimpton, an educator for 34 years, recently retired as Director of Bands and Department Chair at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Music Education from the University of Illinois, an Administrator's Certificate from Western Illinois University and a Guidance/Counseling Certificate from Northern Illinois University.

    Delwyn L. Harnisch received his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL). He is also the Senior Research Scientist for technology supported assessment program at UNL as part of the newly funded National Center for Information Technology in Education (NCITE).
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