Ch 27: Assessment & Data in Physical Education

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This chapter contains information on physical education assessments and what you do with the data you collect. You will examine testing types, forms used, and results analysis and graphing.

Assessment & Data in Physical Education - Chapter Summary

Take a look at how to assess physical education skills and student fitness. Use these text and video lessons to get to know formal, informal, paper-pencil and performance forms of physical education assessments. Analyze advantages and disadvantages of criterion- and norm-referenced scoring. Consider when you might want to use peer assessment or student self-assessment.

With these lessons you will study basic statistics of score distribution as applies to summarizing assessment results, and using bell curves and standard deviation for assessment. Other lesson topics include:

  • Practicality, validity, reliability and standardization as qualities of good assessments
  • Types and uses of physical education assessments
  • Fitness testing types for use in schools
  • How to assess cognitive and affective domains data on student learning
  • Definition and tools of learning style assessments
  • Meaning and assessment of academic readiness
  • Definition, uses and examples of a grading rubric
  • Assessing by use of median, mean, and mode
  • Language differences and cultural bias as part of testing bias in assessments

These short lessons generally take five to ten minutes to complete. Each has a companion quiz for you to use as a self-assessment as you go through these studies.

15 Lessons in Chapter 27: Assessment & Data in Physical Education
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Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

1. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.

Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

2. Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

Have you ever been in the middle of an assessment and thought, 'This question is unfair!' or 'This exam covers material I have never seen before!' If so, the assessment probably did not possess the qualities that make an assessment effective. This lesson will introduce you to the qualities of good assessments: reliability, standardization, validity, and practicality.

Assessment of Student Fitness & Physical Education Skills

3. Assessment of Student Fitness & Physical Education Skills

In this lesson, we review ways to assess student fitness & physical education skills. We discuss the President's Council on Physical Fitness and some of the programs, and we look at how the program and assessments have changed to keep up with modern technology.

Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses

4. Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses

In this lesson, we explore physical education assessments today and the common criteria that educators use. In addition, we discover the best way to approach using assessments with the student.

Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

5. Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

Schools use a variety of methods to test the fitness levels of students. This lesson will examine the benefits and drawbacks of fitness testing and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Assessing Data on Student Learning in Cognitive & Affective Domains

6. Assessing Data on Student Learning in Cognitive & Affective Domains

Within each of Dr. Bloom's learning domains, levels of performance have been established. In this lesson, we will learn more about the cognitive and affective domains of learning and discuss assessments that can be used for each.

Learning Style Assessments: Definition & Tools

7. Learning Style Assessments: Definition & Tools

Understanding and assessing a student's learning style can help teachers adapt their teaching strategies to help their students learn. This lesson describes three learning style assessments and tools for applying their principles.

Academic Readiness: Definition & Assessment

8. Academic Readiness: Definition & Assessment

In this lesson, we will define academic readiness, discuss the factors that determine academic readiness, and discuss strategies for supporting and assessing student readiness.

What Is a Grading Rubric? - Definition, Uses & Examples

9. What Is a Grading Rubric? - Definition, Uses & Examples

As an educator, wouldn't you appreciate a path that would make grading assignments easier, as well as showing students exactly what requires improvement? If that's what you are seeking, then rubrics could be the answer.

Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

10. Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

Student self-assessment and peer assessment are useful tools to help students learn important reflection and critical thinking skills. This lesson will review how self-assessment and peer assessment can be used in your classroom.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

11. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.

Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment

12. Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment

When a teacher gives an exam in class, how does she decide if the test scores were good or bad? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, specifically how to analyze the variability of scores within a given group of students. We'll discuss both standard deviation and bell curves.

Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages

13. Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages

Assessment results allow educators to make important decisions about students' knowledge, abilities and future educational potential. There are multiple ways to summarize and interpret assessment results. This lesson will discuss ways to summarize norm-referenced assessments and criterion-referenced assessments.

Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

14. Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

How does a teacher decide what is a good exam score and what is a bad one? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, but instead of different types of assessment (such as essay versus true/false questions), we'll discuss statistical methods for summarizing scores on any form of testing. Specifically, this lesson covers the statistical tools known as the mean, median and mode.

Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

15. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.

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