About This Chapter
Physical Education Curriculum & Assessments - Chapter Summary
Let our instructors guide you through curriculum design and fitness assessments. You'll become familiar with the instructional principles necessary for teaching physical education and assessing students' fitness abilities. These lessons should help you be able to:
- Develop physical education activities and curriculum
- Identify fitness assessments and their goals
- Describe informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Differentiate between product and process performance assessments
- Accommodate diverse students in the classroom and in assessments
- Define curriculum design
- Integrate multiple subject knowledge in physical education
- Utilize technology in physical education
- Apply performance and assessment data
- Deliver instructional feedback
These short, effective lessons simplify the learning process by breaking complex subjects into smaller components. The lessons may be viewed as many times as you'd like on a computer or hand-held device. Both the text lessons and video transcripts include key terms set off in bold print for easy identification.
1. What is Curriculum Design?
Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.
2. Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development
In this lesson, we focus on the key principles to keep in mind when developing a physical education curriculum, including ensuring you design appropriate activities for your class.
3. How to Integrate Knowledge & Skills From Multiple Subjects in Physical Education
In this lesson, we will learn some specific ways that teachers can integrate other content areas, specifically English language arts and mathematics, into physical education instruction.
4. Purpose & Goals of Fitness Assessments
In this lesson, you're going to learn about many different fitness tests and what they measure, as well as what those measurements reveal about your fitness level.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the GACE Health & Physical Education (615): Practice & Study Guide course
- Mental & Emotional Health
- Personal Health & Wellness
- Relationships & Communication
- Types & Stages of Human Development
- Human Body Organs & Systems
- Sexual Health
- Diet, Nutrition & Health Problems
- Drugs & Substance Abuse
- Personal Safety & Injury Prevention
- Basics of Physical Education
- Overview of the Major Muscle Groups of the Human Body
- Kinesiology & Biomechanics
- Exercise Physiology & Fitness for Physical Education
- Motor Skill Development
- Sports, Physical Activity & Fitness
- Softball Rules & Skills
- Soccer History & Rules
- Swimming Skills & Benefits
- Tennis Rules & Techniques
- Volleyball History & Rules
- History & Rules of Track & Field
- Outdoor, Adventure & Cooperative Physical Education
- Dance Concepts & Forms
- Creating Fitness & Exercise Plans
- Health & Physical Education Classroom Management
- Motivation in the Physical Education Classroom
- Communication & Collaboration in Physical Education
- Physical Education Planning & Instruction
- Equitable Physical Education for Diverse Students
- Professionalism for Health & Physical Education Teachers
- GACE Health & Physical Education Flashcards