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Ch 14: Physical Education Student Assessments

About This Chapter

This chapter fleshes out the subject of physical education assessments for students. It looks at the traits of effective testing as well as techniques for assessing a variety of physical activities.

Physical Education Student Assessments - Chapter Summary

This chapter is composed of lessons aimed to arm you with a number of strategies to employ when assessing different forms of physical education for students. It also goes into assessment materials for P.E. programs, the use of fitness tests to make health goals and more. By the end of the chapter, you'll have reviewed:

  • Types and uses of physical education assessments
  • Assessment materials for P.E. programs
  • Forms of bias and language differences in assessments
  • Student self-evaluation and peer assessment
  • Methods of testing motor skills
  • Assessing cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance and flexibility
  • Interpreting and using student performance stats in P.E.
  • Communicating test results

The practice quizzes attached to each lesson give you a simple way to monitor your understanding of the material topic-by-topic. These quizzes let you hop directly back to the relevant part of the lesson if you answer a question incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets if you'd like to continue studying away from your computer.

12 Lessons in Chapter 14: Physical Education Student Assessments
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Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses

1. 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

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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.

Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

5. 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.

Techniques for Assessing Motor Skills

6. Techniques for Assessing Motor Skills

Motor skills are essential to childhood development. In this lesson, we will learn about different motor skills such as locomotor, non-locomotor, and object control skills. We will review examples of how to assess the development of these skills.

Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Techniques & Resources

7. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Techniques & Resources

In this lesson we review ways to assess cardiorespiratory fitness. We describe the resources and techniques utilized to perform these tests and monitor endurance levels. We also elaborate on self-assessment techniques as well.

Assessing Strength & Muscular Endurance

8. Assessing Strength & Muscular Endurance

In this lesson, we assess both strength and muscular endurance. We review both resources and accompanying techniques for the assessments, including self-monitoring. We also discuss the safety of specific exercises and equipment.

Assessing Flexibility: Techniques, Resources & Self-Assessment

9. Assessing Flexibility: Techniques, Resources & Self-Assessment

In this lesson, we assess flexibility and discuss resources and techniques for doing so. We also review methodologies for self-assessment. We elaborate on seven of the most popular tests that are available to measure flexibility.

Interpreting & Applying Student Performance Data in P.E.

10. 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.

Communicating Physical Education Assessment Results

11. Communicating Physical Education Assessment Results

If you are a physical education teacher, you probably conduct assessments of your students' capacities and growth over time. This lesson discusses how you can communicate the results of these assessments with various groups.

Using Fitness Assessments to Set Health Goals

12. Using Fitness Assessments to Set Health Goals

Everybody wants to get healthier, so let's learn how to use fitness assessments to set your health goals. We'll look at an actual list of popular tests and techniques and we'll discuss how to interpret the tests so you can reach your health goals.

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