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Practice Theory Assessments

Practice Theory Assessments

Practice Theory Assessments - Canada

Candidates may submit practice examination papers to be marked by a member of The Royal Conservatory’s College of Examiners, and receive feedback to aid in their preparation for written examinations. The results and examiner's comments are for your reference only and should be used as tools for review and improvement, and will not count toward your official examination mark.

Practice papers submitted for assessment MUST be taken from the Official Examination Papers, 2017 Edition or Practice Examination Papers, 2018 Edition. Assessments do not necessarily reflect your potential performance on a theory examination under normal examination conditions

Practice Assessments for the following written examination subjects, from the following RCM publications, may be submitted.

Candidates will receive their assessed paper by mail 3 – 4 weeks after the date of the submission. Candidates will receive a mark and brief comments on their assessed practice paper.

Practice Theory Assessment requests may be submitted at anytime during the year. However, if you have registered for an examination, and wish to receive timely feedback, then your Practice Theory Assessment request must be received by no later than the deadlines for submission indicated below:

November/December Deadline: November 6, 2018 

May/Jun Deadline:  March 5, 2019

August Deadline: June 4, 2019

Requests for Practice Theory Assessments received after the respective deadline cannot be guaranteed to be returned to you in time for the relevant examination session. 

To Submit Practice Theory Assessments:

  1. Complete any practice theory paper from The Royal Conservatory’s Practice Examination Papers, 2017 Edition OR Official Examination Papers, 2018 Edition.
  2. Download the Practice Theory Assessment Submission Form.
  3. Submit the requisite fee of $65 here.
  4. Mail the completed practice paper and Practice Theory Assessment Submission Form to:
    Practice Theory Assessments
    The Royal Conservatory
    273 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2

Practice Theory Assessments - U.S.

Any student may submit a practice paper for assessment even if not registered for a theory examination. The results and examiner's comments are for your reference only and should be used as tools for review and improvement, and will not count toward your official examination mark.

Practice papers submitted for assessment MUST be taken from the Official Examination Papers, 2017 Edition or Practice Examination Papers, 2018 Edition.Assessments do not necessarily reflect your potential performance on a theory examination under normal examination conditions. 

Candidates will receive the assessed paper back through the mail 2 – 3 weeks after the date of the submission. 

Practice Theory Assessment requests may be submitted at anytime during the year. However, if you have registered for an examination, and wish to receive timely feedback, then your Practice Theory Assessment request must be received by no later than the deadlines for submission indicated below:

November/December Deadline: October 16, 2018 

May/Jun Deadline:  February 12, 2019

August Deadline: May 14, 2019

Requests for Practice Theory Assessments received after the respective deadline cannot be guaranteed to be returned to you in time for the relevant examination session. 

To Submit Practice Theory Assessments:

  1. Complete any practice theory paper from The Royal Conservatory Official Examination Papers, 2017 Edition or Practice Examination Papers, 2018 Edition.
  2. Download the Practice Theory Assessment Submission Form.
  3. Submit the requisite fee of $65 here.
  4. Mail the completed practice paper and Practice Theory Assessment Submission Form to:

Practice Theory Papers
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program:
60 Industrial Parkway, Suite 882
Cheektowaga, NY  14227-2713

View the Academic Assessment marking key.

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