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
This is free software.
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 now, giving feedback and helping us make Music Gradebook more generally useful.
Run the Demo