Music Benchmark Testing

Hello Parents and Students,

This year we are beginning benchmark tests in music classes.  These are intended to be mid-year tests that can give students, staff, and parents insight into the progress that students are making musically.  Each class will be conducting a benchmark test:  choir, piano, and music theory.  These tests will also count towards their grade in class.  If you go to the Allegro website:, click on the “students” tab and you will see the benchmark tab.  The study resources are located on this tab.  You are encouraged to study with your child.  If the student does not pass one or all of their benchmark tests then the following actions will occur:

1.  Student must attend weekly tutoring during flex period.  If students only fail one test, then they only need to attend that tutoring session.  If they fail two or three of the tests then they will need to attend 2 or 3 tutoring sessions each week. 

2.  Parents must reach out to music teachers once a week via e-mail to check in on their students progress.  

3.  Parents and students must access Powerschool to monitor grades and miss assignments. 

4.  If the student’s grade has not improved after a month, then a conference with Mrs. Darling (music department chair) and Mr. Neikirk is required for both parents and students to talk about additional intervention.  If a conference is needed, we may discuss if Allegro is the right fit for your child.  

5.  The test will take place during classes during the week of February 25th.  If the student fails any of these tests then you will be notified!  Please use the study packets that are included. 

6.  You will receive a physical letter that will have the same content as this.  You must sign the letter and have your child bring it to Ms. Kelli in the front office.  

E-mail me with any further questions!


Rebecca Darling

Music Department Chair

Music Theory Benchmark & Study Guides

Basic Rhythm and Meter
Alfred's Unit 1, Lesson 4
Unit 1-7 Vocabulary
Alfred's Unit 6, Lesson 22
Key Signatures
Time Signatures
Circle of Fifths

Piano Benchmark & Study Guides
Benchmark Letter
Piano Study Guide
Advanced Piano Study Guide

Chorus Benchmark & Study Guides
Benchmark Letter
6th Grade Benchmark
6th Grade Prepared Piece
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