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 Seamless Assessment Characteristics of Quality Assessment Attributes of Assessment Tasks So Why Assess? Summary
Chapter 2. Scoring and Creating Alternative Assessment Tasks Checklists Rating Scales Rubrics Summary
Chapter 3. Managing the Assessment Process Finding Time to Assess Organizing and Setting Up Protocols for Assessment Recording Performance Data Using Technology in Assessment Summary
Chapter 4. Using Your Assessment Data Improving Curriculum Placement Grading and Reporting Communicating Assessment Results to Parents Communicating Results to Administrators Summary
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 Summary
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 Summary
Part III. Sample Assessment Tasks and Curriculum Ideas
Chapter 7. Safety and Participation
Chapter 8. Movement Concepts Body Awareness Space Awareness Effort Relationships
Chapter 9. Locomotor Skills Locomotor Movements Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging Jumping and Landing
Chapter 10. Nonlocomotor Skills Rolling Balancing Weight Transfer
Chapter 11. Manipulative Skills Dribbling With the Hands Kicking and Punting Throwing and Catching Volleying Striking With Short-Handled Implements Striking With Long-Handled Implements
Chapter 12. Health, Activity, and Fitness Introduction to Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Cardiorespiratory Fitness Muscular Strength and Endurance Flexibility Training and Conditioning Healthy Habits
Appendix A Sample Performance Indicators for Selected Themes Appendix B NASPE Performance Indicators Glossary Bibliography 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.