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Assessments are a part of a physical educator’s daily life. But most teachers struggle to find enough time to analyze their curriculum and develop assessments to track students’ learning.
Enter Elementary Physical Education Teaching & Assessment: A Practical Guide, Second Edition. This guide is designed to make the assessment process not only easier but also more manageable. Assessment becomes not a burden in a teacher’s life but an essential teaching tool that assists students in learning what they need to learn—and indeed can motivate and challenge them to take charge of their learning.
This book, greatly expanded and revised from its original publication as Teaching for Outcomes in Elementary Physical Education, will help teachers
• plan and implement school- or district-wide curriculum based on the latest NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education) Standards (2004);
• create their own assessment tools;
• understand, develop, and use alternative methods of assessment;
• assess program effectiveness and students’ progress toward understanding and acquisition of movement and fitness concepts and skills; and
• design and use rubrics for each assessment task.
In addition, teachers using this guide will learn to
• streamline and manage their day-to-day assessment tasks and paperwork, applying the technology most suited to assist them;
• interpret and communicate assessment results effectively; and
• make assessments an integrated part of their program.
In Elementary Physical Education Teaching & Assessment: A Practical Guide, Second Edition, teachers will discover tips for handling paperwork, tools for communicating with parents, and practical guidance on coordinating teaching and assessment and dealing with grading issues. In addition, they will find more sample rubrics, more assessment tasks, and more curriculum ideas. Dozens of reproducibles complete the most comprehensive and practical book available on assessment in elementary physical education.
Part I. Assessment in Elementary Physical Education
Chapter 1. Introducing Alternative Assessment
Defining Alternative Assessment
The Four Ps of Alternative Assessments
Characteristics of Quality Assessment
Attributes of Assessment Tasks
So Why Assess?
Chapter 2. Scoring and Creating Alternative Assessment Tasks
Chapter 3. Managing the Assessment Process
Finding Time to Assess
Organizing and Setting Up Protocols for Assessment
Recording Performance Data
Using Technology in Assessment
Chapter 4. Using Your Assessment Data
Grading and Reporting
Communicating Assessment Results to Parents
Communicating Results to Administrators
Part II. Standards and Curriculum in Elementary Physical Education
Chapter 5. Standards and Curriculum
A Brief History of the Move Toward Standards
Definitions and Types of Standards
Principles of Standards-Based Education
Levels of Standards in the Designing-Down Process
Chapter 6. Using Standards to Develop Your Curriculum
Step One: Define the Content of Your Course Standards
Step Two: Compare Curriculum Units and Standards
Step Three: Develop Your Unit Overview
Step Four: Revise Your Unit Overview
Step Five: Plan Lesson Activities and Assessments
Part III. Sample Assessment Tasks and Curriculum Ideas
Chapter 7. Safety and Participation
Chapter 8. Movement Concepts
Chapter 9. Locomotor Skills
Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
Jumping and Landing
Chapter 10. Nonlocomotor Skills
Chapter 11. Manipulative Skills
Dribbling With the Hands
Kicking and Punting
Throwing and Catching
Striking With Short-Handled Implements
Striking With Long-Handled Implements
Chapter 12. Health, Activity, and Fitness
Introduction to Physical Activity and Physical Fitness
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Training and Conditioning
Appendix A Sample Performance Indicators for Selected Themes
Appendix B NASPE Performance Indicators
About the Author
Text for PE majors in assessment/tests and measurement courses. Reference for K-6 physical education teachers, PETE faculty, and PE administrators and supervisors. Supplementary text for PE majors in curriculum and methods courses.
Christine J. Hopple, MS, has taught elementary physical education for eight years in Florida and Virginia. She has also taught physical education teacher preparation courses at Ithaca College for five years. Hopple authored Teaching for Outcomes in Elementary Physical Education: A Guide for Curriculum and Assessment, and she coauthored the first edition of NASPE's Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education Practices for Children. Hopple, currently at work on her PhD, has presented on assessment and other topics at numerous state and national conferences and has worked with numerous teachers and school districts across the country on this subject.
Hopple is a member of AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), a past editor of TEPE (Teaching Elementary Physical Education), and an instructor for the American Master Teacher Program for Children's Physical Education.