Elementary Physical Education Teaching and Assessment A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0736044051
ISBN-13: 9780736044059
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 3/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Assessment in Elementary Physical Education
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
Scoring and Creating Alternative Assessment Tasks
Checklists
Rating Scales
Rubrics
Summary
Managing the Assessment Process
Finding Time to Assess
Organizing and Setting Up Protocols for Assessment
Recording Performance Data
Using Technology in Assessment
Summary
Using Your Assessment Data
Improving Curriculum
Placement
Grading and Reporting
Communicating Assessment Results to Parents
Communicating Results to Administrators
Summary
Standards and Curriculum in Elementary Physical Education
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
Using Standards to Develop Your Curriculum
Define the Content of Your Course Standards
Compare Curriculum Units and Standards
Develop Your Unit Overview
Revise Your Unit Overview
Plan Lesson Activities and Assessments
Summary
Sample Assessment Tasks and Curriculum Ideas
Safety and Participation
Movement Concepts
Body Awareness
Space Awareness
Effort
Relationships
Locomotor Skills
Locomotor Movements
Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
Jumping and Landing
Nonlocomotor Skills
Rolling
Balancing
Weight Transfer
Manipulative Skills
Dribbling With the Hands
Kicking and Punting
Throwing and Catching
Volleying
Striking With Short-Handled Implements
Striking With Long-Handled Implements
Health, Activity, and Fitness
Introduction to Physical Activity and Physical Fitness
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Flexibility
Training and Conditioning
Healthy Habits
Sample Performance Indicators for Selected Themes
NASPE Performance Indicators
Glossary
Bibliography
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