outline of the entire system and use of the forms in a semester/year proceeds
Assessment form - this form is completed by the student and is an assessment
of the student's perceived overall abilities.
Measurable Skills Tests - an objective measure of skill ability on
a scale of 1-5, administered by the instructor.
Skill Area Check-Off Sheet - mastered skills are checked off a master
list of basic skills throughout the student's degree journey.
Semester Goal Sheets - goals are discussed and recorded
Weekly Lesson Log - semester goals are marked, lesson assignments are
made geared to each specified skill area, and practice information is entered.
Students then keep track of time-spent-on-task and effort is graded. Instructor
checks for efficiency and makes adjustments to assignments. Lesson is graded.
6) Log Entry - Students enter music activities
and assignments in a set of logs throughout the school year.
7) Progress Assessment form - At semester end (or year end if preferred),
the process starts over using the Progress Assessment in place of the Initial
8) Grading & Scheduling
- All grading throughout the year can be made on the computer program Studio Grading
& Scheduling Program from the Maximizing Your Studio's Progress Series.
- beta version available now for a free download until late August 2006 when it
will be ready for purchase.