Meeting Physical Education Standards Through Meaningful Assessment

Author: Greg Bert
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492581429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the use of standards-based assessment spreads in response to the increased emphasis on accountability, physical educators are faced with the task of demonstrating how their curricula and learning outcomes align with national, state, and district standards. Implementing assessments that align with each of these standards can be a real challenge. Meeting Physical Education Standards Through Meaningful Assessment: Research-Based Strategies for Secondary Teachers will help you simplify this task. With practical, easy-to-implement strategies, this resource guides both experienced and novice secondary physical education teachers in assessing students to ensure they learn what is essential for leading vigorous, healthy, and active lives as adults. Meeting Physical Education Standards Through Meaningful Assessment begins with a quick primer on the benefits of using standards-based assessment, helping you become familiar with current national standards as well as the importance of selecting effective assessment strategies. Next, you’ll learn about six power standards that are based on NASPE standards and detail clear objectives designed to encourage your students’ growth as physically educated individuals, such as fitness knowledge, self-motivation, and sportsmanship. Each power standard includes a corresponding kid-friendly objective that states the standard’s intent in easy-to-understand language so you can communicate to your students what you want them to achieve. Each standard also identifies learning targets that define what is necessary for achieving that standard. You’ll learn how to assess students on each of the power standards and how to plan physical education lessons that connect to each standard. Next, you’ll discover how game-based assessments can help you evaluate students according to each standard in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. These active assessments also keep your students engaged and challenged and help you make the most of your instructional time. Finally, you’ll learn how to assess students on several standards simultaneously during activity and how to differentiate instruction. Meeting Physical Education Standards Through Meaningful Assessment jump-starts your assessment overhaul with ready-to-use formative and summative assessments, including templates and answer keys for each form. All of these forms and templates are accessible online through the book’s accompanying web resource. If you want to change your current assessment system and are looking for some help getting started, then this book is for you! Strengthen your assessment process, align your curriculum with physical education standards, and help your students on the path toward a lifetime of physical fitness with Meeting Physical Education Standards Through Meaningful Assessment.

National Standards Grade Level Outcomes for K 12 Physical Education

Author: SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492584789
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Focused on physical literacy and measurable outcomes, empowering physical educators to help students meet the Common Core standards, and coming from a recently renamed but longstanding organization intent on shaping a standard of excellence in physical education, National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education is all that and much more. Created by SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly AAHPERD) — this text unveils the new National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. The standards and text have been retooled to support students’ holistic development. This is the third iteration of the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, and this latest version features two prominent changes: •The term physical literacy underpins the standards. It encompasses the three domains of physical education (psychomotor, cognitive, and affective) and considers not only physical competence and knowledge but also attitudes, motivation, and the social and psychological skills needed for participation. • Grade-level outcomes support the national physical education standards. These measurable outcomes are organized by level (elementary, middle, and high school) and by standard. They provide a bridge between the new standards and K-12 physical education curriculum development and make it easy for teachers to assess and track student progress across grades, resulting in physically literate students. In developing the grade-level outcomes, the authors focus on motor skill competency, student engagement and intrinsic motivation, instructional climate, gender differences, lifetime activity approach, and physical activity. All outcomes are written to align with the standards and with the intent of fostering lifelong physical activity. National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education presents the standards and outcomes in ways that will help preservice teachers and current practitioners plan curricula, units, lessons, and tasks. The text also • empowers physical educators to help students meet the Common Core standards; • allows teachers to see the new standards and the scope and sequence for outcomes for all grade levels at a glance in a colorful, easy-to-read format; and • provides administrators, parents, and policy makers with a framework for understanding what students should know and be able to do as a result of their physical education instruction. The result is a text that teachers can confidently use in creating and enhancing high-quality programs that prepare students to be physically literate and active their whole lives.

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Author: Alan C. Lacy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315312719
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science, now published in paperback and hardback, offers students a clear and practical guide to best practice for measurement and evaluation in school- and nonschool-based physical activity programs. Written by two academics with backgrounds in physical education teacher education (PETE), the book emphasizes the link between theory and practice and reflects the most recent changes in national physical education programs. It covers a full range of introductory topics, including current trends in measurement and evaluation, program development, statistics, test selection, and an expanded chapter on alternative assessment, before introducing: • measurement for health-related physical fitness • measurement for psychomotor skills • measurement for cognitive knowledge • measurement for affective behaviors • grading • self-evaluation. Each chapter features learning aids such as objectives, key terms, practical applications, and review questions, while an appendix offers in-depth Excel assignments. Offering a full companion website featuring an instructor’s manual, lecture slides, and a test bank, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science is a complete resource for instructors and students, alike. It is an essential text for students in measurement and evaluation classes as part of a degree program in physical education, exercise science or kinesiology, and a valuable reference for practitioners seeking to inform their professional practice.

Assessment Driven Instruction in Physical Education

Author: Jacalyn Lea Lund
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492581836
Format: PDF, ePub
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For the savvy educator, assessment can be a powerful tool for informing teaching decisions, improving student learning, and helping students achieve learning standards. Learn how to make the most of assessment with Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education. With this text and web resource, you’ll learn how to develop assessments and gather information that helps you monitor student progress, structure effective lessons, and make grading more accurate and systematic. Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education: A Standards-Based Approach to Promoting and Documenting Learning shows you how to use standards-based assessment to advance and support student learning in middle and high school physical education programs. In this text, authors Lund and Veal, both experienced physical education teachers and teacher educators, help readers not only understand assessment concepts and applications but also develop the skills to implement assessment. Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education can be used in a methods class, in an assessment class, or for in-service teacher education. It contains numerous examples of assessments and unique practice tasks that help teachers develop assessment skills. Current and future teachers can use these practice tasks to apply their knowledge to specific teaching situations and design their own assessments as they move through the text. Readers will also gain knowledge and strategies for assessing the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains based on current assessment research aligned with National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards. To help those new to the assessment process, this text includes chapters on managing assessment, using data to improve learning, and using assessments to assign a fair grade—information not found in most texts on assessment and measurement. An accompanying web resource contains assessment-building practice tasks in a convenient downloadable format, offering an accessible and efficient way to develop knowledge and skills in assessment. With Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education, teacher candidates and current educators can solidify their knowledge of assessment concepts as they learn to design and use high-quality assessments. Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education can help teachers make assessment a meaningful tool for informing instuctional choices, promoting student learning, and documenting learning.

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

Author: Sarah Benes
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585424
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is endorsed by SHAPE America and written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides all you need in order to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help your students become health-literate individuals, develop the 21st-century skills that they need for success in college and in their careers beyond, and maintain or improve health outcomes. What Sets This Book Apart This text meets the unique needs of schools, teachers, and students. It emphasizes an individualized approach to enhancing student learning and developing skills based on current research and national health education standards. The Essentials of Teaching Health Education features the following: • Practical strategies for curriculum design and program development with a skills-based approach—one that makes it easy to put the contents into action and make a meaningful impact on students • Real-world examples to help readers understand and apply the content, along with summaries, key points, and review questions that aid in retaining the information • Vocabulary words and definitions to help students keep up with the ever-changing terminology in health education Ancillaries to Facilitate Teaching and Enhance Course Content The text is accompanied by a test bank, a presentation package, a web resource, and an instructor guide, all designed to facilitate your preparation, teaching, and assessment of students’ knowledge. These ancillaries come with tools: • Teaching slides and tests for each chapter • Supplemental learning activities and web links • Chapter review questions and answers, teaching tips, suggested readings, and chapter objectives and summaries Book Organization The book is arranged in five parts. Part I delves into the skills-based approach to health education, explaining the importance of the approach and how to understand student motivation. Part II focuses on how to teach skills that are based on the National Health Education Standards: accessing valid and reliable information, products, and services; analyzing influences; interpersonal communication; decision making and goal setting; self-management; and advocacy. Part III explores how to use data to inform your curriculum planning, outlines the eight steps for curriculum development, and shows you how to design meaningful assessments. In part IV, you learn how to create a positive learning environment, implement a skills-based approach, and meet the unique needs of elementary health education. Finally, in part V, you examine pertinent topics beyond the classroom, including professional development, advocacy, and cross-curricular connections. A Framework for Successful Acquisition of Skills The Essentials of Teaching Health Education offers evidence-informed strategies as it guides you through the critical process of supplying students with the tools they need for success in school and in life. The authors use the Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework to set the foundation for teaching the skills students need. The text is comprehensive and flexible to meet all of your students’ needs. With all the ancillaries and tools it provides, you are set to deliver a complete, well-rounded curriculum that will prepare future teachers for success.

National standards for physical education

Author: National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780883149096
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An essential tool for every quality physical education program for Kindergarten through 12th grade, this text establishes content standards that clearly identify consensus statements on what students should know and be able to do as a result of a quality physical education program. The second edition, based on input from practitioners who have been using the standards in their programs for the past eight years, reflects the current thought and the most recent research in physical education. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public.