Music Assessment and Global Diversity

Advancing Music Education through Assessment: Honoring Culture, Diversity, and Practice

The Seventh International Symposium
on Assessment in Music Education

March 19-22, 2019
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Welcome


         
The Seventh International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education will be held 
March 19-22, 2019 at the University of Florida Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida, USA.


Organizing Chair: Timothy S. Brophy, University of Florida

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Advancing Music Education through Assessment: Honoring Culture, Diversity, and Practice

The 7th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education
March 19-22, 2019
Submission deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018
Email: isame7@aa.ufl.edu
 


Invitation
The University of Florida music education faculty will host the 7th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education in March 2019 at the University of Florida Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together music education professionals worldwide to share the latest research, thought, and practice in music education assessment. We invite primary and secondary school music educators, higher education professionals and music education researchers, national, state and local education officials from across the world to join us.


The Focus of the Symposium 
Music learning takes place in cultural contexts that are diverse and rooted in established musical practices that are meaningful and relevant. As music educators worldwide face increased expectations for accountability of learning in music classrooms, it is vital that the assessment of musical learning remains authentic to the musical cultures, music learners, and teaching practices in which it takes place. This symposium focuses on the ways in which music educators across the world are advancing excellence in music education while meeting the demands of accountability and maintaining musical authenticity of assessment processes and methods.

 

The Topics and Key Questions for this symposium arise from the International Principles for Assessment in Music Education that were presented at the 2017 symposium in Birmingham, UK.

 

  • Shared Language. How can we, as a profession, advance the use of commonly accepted definitions of assessment, measurement, and evaluation?
  • Quality. In what ways do assessments developed for music education adhere to internationally accepted norms for validity, reliability, and fairness, and focus on student learning?
  • Music learning. What models, designs, and practices are most successful in assessing student learning in music in diverse educational systems?
  • Effective data use. In what ways are music educators using assessment data effectively to improve music teaching and learning?
  • Data analysis. In what ways are music assessment data analyzed to yield meaningful information in different contexts?
  • Evaluation. What forms, tools, or processes are used to assess and/or evaluate the practices of music teaching and learning?
  • Unintended consequences. What unforeseen and unplanned outcomes of assessment and evaluation have been observed?
  • Ethical obligations. How does the profession ensure that the ethical obligations of assessment in music education (professional competency, integrity, honesty, confidentiality, objectivity, and fairness) are met?  

 

Call for Papers and Presentations. We seek submissions for research papers, posters, panel discussions, and assessment practice papers that address the symposium theme and key questions.  Details of the submission process and registration are available at http://reg.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/isame.

Submissions are due by Friday, September 7, 2018. Proposals can be considered for session presentation or the Symposium poster session or both. All submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel of prominent music educators, and notifications will be completed by November 16, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged.