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Ch 12: Physical Education Evaluation & Tests

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The lessons in this chapter will build upon what you already know about physical education evaluation and testing. Get familiar with fitness testing types in schools, physical education technology, special education assessments, and more.

Physical Education Evaluation & Tests - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons to increase your understanding of physical education evaluation and tests. Take a look at fitness testing and training technologies, types and uses of PE assessments, and assessment testing bias. Information presented to you in other lessons include:

  • Learning domains and evaluation methods in physical education
  • PE programs assessment materials and techniques
  • Standardization, reliability, practicality and validity of assessments
  • Criterion-referenced vs. norm-referenced tests
  • Examples of content-referenced tests and authentic assessments
  • Summative vs. formative evaluations

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13 Lessons in Chapter 12: Physical Education Evaluation & Tests
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Physical Education: Learning Domains & Evaluation Methods

1. Physical Education: Learning Domains & Evaluation Methods

In this lesson, we will discuss how the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning apply to physical education. We will also discuss evaluation methods for each domain.

Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

2. 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.

Technologies for Fitness Testing & Training

3. Technologies for Fitness Testing & Training

Everybody wants to become fitter and live healthier, but not everyone knows how to go about this process. We offer you a little guidance by reviewing various devices and technologies available to reach your goal of a healthier lifestyle.

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.

Assessment Materials & Techniques for P.E. Programs

5. 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.

Technology in Physical Education

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

8. 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.

Special Education and Ecological Assessments

9. 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.

Types of Tests: Norm-Referenced vs. Criterion-Referenced

10. Types of Tests: Norm-Referenced vs. Criterion-Referenced

What's the best way to score tests? In this lesson, we'll look at two major types of tests that are scored differently from each other: norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.

Content-Referenced Tests: Definition & Examples

11. Content-Referenced Tests: Definition & Examples

Throughout their education, students will take a variety of tests. Each test-type is comprised of unique formats, content, and purposes. In this lesson, we will learn more about how content-referenced tests are created and used.

Authentic Assessments: Definition & Examples

12. Authentic Assessments: Definition & Examples

Authentic assessments are those which involve applying learned information to new situations. In this lesson, we will define the characteristics of an authentic assessment and discuss examples.

Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

13. 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.

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