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K-State Today

May 5, 2014



Burrack named chair of national committee

By Frederick Burrack

Frederick Burrack, K-State professor of music education and director of assessment, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the Evaluation, Measurement, and Assessment Special Research Interest Group for the Society for Research in Music Education of the National Association for Music Education. He will serve from July 1 through July 1, 2016.

The mission of the Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Special Research Interest Group is to promote dialogue and improve practice related to a broad range of assessment issues pertinent to music education.

His current project is designing and piloting Model Cornerstone Assessments for the new National Standards for Music Education that will be published in June by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. He and Kelly Parkes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, are leading a team of researchers from across the country in this effort. Pilots will take place the coming school year in K-12 schools in every state.