Music Gradebook helps music teachers and their aides assess music students on their instruments and record their progress through a book or series of books such as the Standard of Excellence series.
This program has been in regular use at Stanley Middle School since the 2004–05 school year.
- Has a customizable set of criteria used for assessing: Articulation, dynamics, etc.
- Knows the tempo of all pieces, and pre-sets a metronome to that value
- Has several choices of metronome sound
- Shows a grid of the number of players in each band, by instrument
- Allows viewing all students, or any combination of band and instrument
- Has a page designed for projection on a screen in the main band room, which shows all students selected for testing, and calls them for testing when it is their turn
- Shows a history of assessments, which is useful for identifying problems, looking for trends, and grading
- Imports students from student information systems
- Helps with the selection of students to test, by showing the students in order of last test, from least recent (or never) to most recent
- Allows the users to chat with each other
- Clearly shows the state of the process: which students are in with which testers and when they started the session, and who is to be tested next
- Shows a summary of tests by teacher by day, and details about tests: who, when, what piece, pass/fail, and predefined and free-form comments
- Shows the number of tests and pass/fail ratios by group, grade, and tester
Anyone can run it on their own computers. Lead developer Dave Briccetti will be glad to host it at no charge for a few groups who want to work with us, giving feedback and helping us make Music Gradebook more generally useful.