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December, 17, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM




Paul Kimpton

Paul Kimpton

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Meaningful, Measurable, and Manageable: The 3M’s of Music Assessment.

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will provide practical ideas to make learning in the music classroom stick by having an assessment program that is meaningful, measurable and manageable: Meaningful so that instruction emphasizes skills that develop quality musicians; Measurable so that students are motivated by their progress and are accountable for their own learning; and Manageable so that directors can have a life and focus their limited time on areas that enhance both individual and group musicianship.

Paul Kimpton - Biographical Information

A music educator for 33 years, Paul Kimpton is an authority on music assessment and is the co-author of the best-selling music education books, Scale Your Way to Music Assessment, Grading for Musical Excellence and Common Core: Re-Imagining the Music Rehearsal and Classroom. He has contributed a chapter to The Practice of Assessment in Music Education. Most recently, he will be a contributing author in The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education. He is a valued clinician on music assessment and grading throughout the United States and Canada. He has been honored with the Outstanding Music Educator Award from the National Federation of High Schools and serves on the music advisory board for the Illinois High School Association. Mr. Kimpton received his Bachelors and Masters from the University of Illinois, an Administrator's Certificate from Western Illinois University, and a Guidance/Counseling Certificate from Northern Illinois University.