My students take a Choir Final Exam. Part 1 is a written exercise of 16 measures. The student has to write in the rhythms & the solfege. Part 2 is the vocal exam - sing America (My Country Tis of Thee). Part 3 is Sightsinging 4-8 measures.
Day 1 reveals so much. #1 - my students can identify the printed notes by sight, but cannot find those pitches in their voices. No tonal memory. Ack!!! Not good!