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Assessment in Physical Education - Chapter Summary
Feel confident that you fully understand assessment in physical education by reviewing the short and engaging lessons in this chapter. Available as videos and text transcripts, the lessons help you better understand the many ways that physical education can be assessed in schools. Boost your knowledge of various forms of assessment, the advantages and disadvantages of standardized tests, and performance and peer assessments.
Lessons also provide in-depth analyses of the types and uses of physical education assessments and explore special education assessments. After reviewing this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Identify and describe types of fitness testing in schools
- Differentiate between informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Describe product and process performance assessments
- Explain the assessment of student fitness and physical education skills
- Discuss ways to interpret and apply student performance data in physical education
- Share details about special education and ecological assessments
The lessons are easy to follow and presented by quality instructors with a wealth of knowledge in the assessment of physical education. Before, during or after reviewing each lesson, feel free to take the short quiz designed to gauge your comprehension of the subject area. This chapter also offers a multiple-choice practice exam you can use to test your knowledge of all lessons covered. If you need additional details about any lesson topic, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations
If you have ever attended a public school or college you have been subjected to a form of standardized assessment. These assessments serve multiple purposes and provide valuable information regarding one's abilities, understanding and potential. This lesson will introduce you to the types of standardized assessments commonly used in schools and discuss two other types of assessments: formative and summative.
5. Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process
Playing a musical instrument, creating a spreadsheet and performing in a play are all activities that many of us engage in on a regular basis. These activities are also examples of ways teachers assess a student's mastery of a subject in educational settings. This lesson will define performance-based assessments and discuss the various uses of performance assessments in the classroom.
6. Standardized Tests in Education: Advantages and Disadvantages
Standardized tests are used frequently in educational settings. This lesson will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of these tests and also explore factors that impact standardized test performance.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Interpreting & Applying Student Performance Data in P.E.
In this lesson, we explore the concept of performance data in relation to a physical education course, the types of data which can be compiled, and the ways in which it should be used.
10. Special Education and Ecological Assessments
An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Physical Education K-12 (063): Practice & Study Guide course
- History & Philosophy of Physical Education
- Physical Education Curriculum Development
- Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
- Human Growth & Development
- Motor Skills & Movement Activities
- Physical Activity & Fitness
- Basic Principles of Nutrition
- Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
- Health & Wellness Basics
- Cognitive & Socioemotional Benefits of Physical Activity
- Sports & Recreation
- Professional Development for Physical Education Teachers
- Using Technology in Physical Education
- FTCE Physical Education K-12 Flashcards