Assess success in physical education
In the January 2016 issue of the OPHEA e-connection, it includes an article How to Assess for Student Success. OPHEA and OASPHE have released a joint position paper titled “Addressing the quality assessment to support the development of physical literacy skills in health and physical education” [one page or full document]. There are seven key messages:
- Physical and emotional safety is a precondition for effective learning in Health and Physical Education.
- Assessment is an educational process for the purpose of improving student learning.
- Assessment should engage students in learning, provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning over time and provide meaningful information for educators to make informed instructional decisions.
- Physical fitness assessment results/scores should not be used as a grade.
- Assessment should be used to support the development of the Living Skills.
- The assessment of Body Mass Index (BMI) is not the role of the educator.
- Assessments used should be inclusive, student-centered, personalized and consistent throughout the year.
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