Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

M.M. Ed.


Music Education

Committee Chair

Amchin, Robert A.

Author's Keywords

Music assessment; Kentucky core content; Instrumental music


Band directors--Attitudes; High school principals--Attitudes; Bands (Music)--Instruction and study


The purpose of this study was to survey secondary school administrator and band director perceptions regarding the implementation of Kentucky's Core Content for Assessment 4.1 (CCA 4.1) in Music in the band programs at their schools. Secondary topics addressed included how administrators observe and assess their program with regards to KY CCA 4.1 and how band directors implement the different content standards set forth in KY CCA 4.1. An online survey using both Likert-type questions and short answer open response questions was completed by secondary public school administrators (n=20) and band directors (n=17) in a major metropolitan region in the Southeast. Results indicate that band directors were generally more critical of their instruction with respect to the content standards than administrators. Additionally, gaps were found in the assessment of standards relating to creating and composing music and improvising, between what administrators are observing and band directors are implementing. Suggestions for future research are offered.