This page was included because some parents ask how their children earn their music grades when we generally do not have tests, etc. as in a regular classroom. Only first and second grade students get a music grade.
Kindergarten does not have special area grades.
1st Grade and 2nd Grade: 1st and 2nd grade students receive a report card grade for music listed under “Citizenship.” The grade choices are "O," "S," "N," and "U." ("O stands for outstanding. "S" stands for satisfactory. An "N" stands for needs improvement. "U" stands for unsatisfactory.) This grade will rate your child’s participation and conduct in the class. Participation grade is based on if your child actively participates in the music program, both in class and at the music plays. This includes active listening, class discussions, singing, playing instruments, following teacher directions, and participating in programs. Conduct grade is based on how well your child follows the classroom rules. He will receive an "O" if he has not broken any rules after warning. He will receive an "S" if he only breaks the rules after warning 2 or less times. He will receive an "N" if he breaks the rules after warning 3-4 times. And he will receive a "U" if he breaks the rules more than 4 times after warning, or if he has received an "N" the previous six weeks and I see no improvement.
The students will get a computer printout report card that has all classes listed. Music will be listed on the left. The grade will be right beside the class name.