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date: 22 January 2019

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This chapter details the history and evolution of the use of music tests in both in and out of school situations. The focus is on their importance in supporting teaching and learning as well as providing data for science and culture. Music tests are also found in psychology, medicine, and sociology. Tests of talent and aptitude, music achievement, appreciation and preference, emotion, performance, creativity are covered. The chapter discusses tests used in teacher evaluation, certification, and tests used for other purposes. The chapter concludes with a discussion of ongoing challenges of music testing and the use of music test results.

Keywords: test, aptitude, preference, performance, achievement, supportive, scientific

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