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Elementary Physical Education Teaching & Assessment-2nd Edition

Elementary Physical Education Teaching & Assessment-2nd Edition

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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.


    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.

    Table of Contents


    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?

    Chapter 2. Scoring and Creating Alternative Assessment Tasks
    Rating Scales

    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
    Improving Curriculum
    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
    Body Awareness
    Space Awareness

    Chapter 9. Locomotor Skills
    Locomotor Movements
    Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
    Jumping and Landing

    Chapter 10. Nonlocomotor Skills
    Weight Transfer

    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
    Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Muscular Strength and Endurance
    Training and Conditioning
    Healthy Habits

    Appendix A Sample Performance Indicators for Selected Themes
    Appendix B NASPE Performance Indicators
    About the Author

    About the Author

    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.