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This practical resource is the first book to help teachers develop and implement performance-based assessment for middle and secondary school physical education.
Whether you're a pre-service teacher or a veteran, you're sure to be called on to write assessments and provide solid data that demonstrate the outcomes for students in your physical education curriculum. Use this step-by-step book to guide you—it thoroughly covers all the fundamentals of designing and implementing continuous performance-based assessment.
One of the most challenging parts of assessments is writing rubrics—scales that break down the skills and knowledge mastery by which to evaluate students' learning performance. This book explains how to write effective rubrics more easily and provides sample rubrics that can be tailored for different activities and students.
The authors provide the following features:
- Identify problem areas in traditional physical education and explain how using performance-based assessment can improve student learning.
- Explain that you don't have to totally rewrite your program—they include practical guidelines for slowly working performance-based assessments into your existing curriculum.
- Clearly describe different types of assessment and how to write the rubrics for each.
- Demonstrate how rubrics simplify the difficult task of grading students and enable positive outcomes for both teacher and students.
- Give valuable resource hints for advanced teachers developing assessments on different topics.
You'll also find the following features:
- 10 performance-based assessments and their corresponding rubrics
- Complete performance-based assessment unit plans for team and individual sport units that you can modify and photocopy
- A chapter devoted to grading methods as well as and common pitfalls and how to avoid them
- A NASPE chart that spells out how standards are met
Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and Secondary Physical Education is packed with ideas and suggestions to help teachers efficiently and effectively develop performance-based assessments—even in large classes. Use it as a springboard for your own imagination and creativity and as a trusted tool for bringing assessment to life in your classroom so that both you and your students come out as winners.
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Jacalyn Lea Lund, PhD, is an associate professor of physical education at Ball State University. She also has 16 years of experience teaching in public secondary schools. Lund was on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) team that developed the national content standards for physical education. She also has served on the writing team for the Kentucky Department of Education to create assessments for new physical education teachers. She is working to develop middle school assessments for the Indiana Physical Education Content Standards.
Lund earned an MS in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1974 and a PhD in physical education from Ohio State University in 1990. She is a lifetime member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
Mary Fortman Kirk, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Northern Kentucky University, where she coordinates health and physical education programs. She also taught physical education at the high school level for 10 years. Kirk has given many presentations on portfolios and alternative assessment at conferences including AAHPERD, NASPE, and the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education. She was appointed by the Kentucky commissioner of education to serve on the state task force for the development of physical education assessment and new teacher performance assessments.
Kirk earned an MA in motor learning and physical education from Michigan State University in 1973 and a PhD in motor development and teacher preparation from Ohio State University in 1989. She is the author of two books on pre-sport development programs for the National Alliance of Youth Sport and the Girl Scouts of the USA.
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