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Excerpts — Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education-2nd Edition

Learn the advantages of using performance-based assessments

Performance-based assessments provide several instructional advantages in physical education and can greatly increase the effectiveness of instruction and evaluation systems. This excerpt considers some advantages of using performance-based assessments.

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Using pedometers to assess physical activity participation levels

In recent years, the pedometer has emerged as a high-tech tool to motivate students and track their physical activity over a specified period of time. The use of pedometers can be a very useful tool to motivate students to set goals, increase their physical activity, and measure their level of participation.

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Developing a meaningful grading system

If the primary purpose of grading is to communicate student achievement to others, then the grade should represent what the student has learned. Unfortunately, in many cases, there is lack of consistency about what the grade represents.

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