About This Chapter
MTTC Physical Education: Assessing Fitness - Chapter Summary
It may have been awhile since you've studied ways of evaluating team performance or attributes of good assessments, but this chapter will help you remember these topics. You will be provided with short and interesting video lessons about these and other fitness assessment related concepts. Afterwards, you can take quizzes on topics covered in the lesson videos. After completing this chapter, you'll have reviewed the following:
- Performance assessments
- Ways of evaluating team performance
- Types of physical education assessments
- Student fitness assessments
- Assessment tools and technology for physical education
- How to read student performance data
- Attributes of good assessments
- Testing bias and reliability
After watching the video lessons, you can review them a number of ways. Utilize the links below them to jump to different topics. After you've completed the quizzes, you can watch the answers within the videos. Our lesson transcripts are also a great way to review the lessons because they contain bold vocabulary words.
MTTC Physical Education: Assessing Fitness Objectives
The concepts found in this chapter can be found in the Planning, Instruction, and Assessment category of the MTTC Physical Education, which is worth 14% of the total exam score. In this section of the exam, you will see questions that test your knowledge of types of fitness assessments. Use the quizzes in this chapter to gauge your readiness for these types of questions. The exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and can be taken as a computer-delivered or paper-based exam.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
4. Assessment Materials & Techniques for P.E. Programs
There are several ways that students can be assessed in a physical education (PE) class. Learn about these assessments, including the materials and techniques that can be used to complete these assessments.
5. Technology in Physical Education
Physical education can be made fun, interesting, and more productive thanks to the use of technology. Find out how tablets, exer-games, and much more can help improve physical education.
6. 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.
7. The Reliability Coefficient and the Reliability of Assessments
How are test scores affected by day-to-day changes of a student? Do different people rate students' performances the same? These questions are addressed through the understanding of reliability. This lesson will define reliability, explain how reliability is measured, and explore methods to enhance reliability of assessments in the classroom.
8. 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.
9. 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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Other chapters within the MTTC Physical Education (044): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Physical Education: Fitness & Health
- MTTC Physical Education: Types of Physical Activity
- MTTC Physical Education: Body Composition
- MTTC Physical Education: Movement & Motor Skills
- MTTC Physical Education: Sports & Outdoor Activities
- MTTC Physical Education: Human Body Systems
- MTTC Physical Education: Growth & Development
- MTTC Physical Education: Influences on Growth & Development
- MTTC Physical Education: Approaches to Student Learning
- MTTC Physical Education: Planning & Instruction
- MTTC Physical Education: Program Management & Communication
- MTTC Physical Education: Individual & Group Motivation
- MTTC Physical Education: Fitness & Behavior
- MTTC Physical Education: Foundations & Collaboration
- MTTC Physical Education Flashcards