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

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



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    While performance-based assessment has long been a staple of education, no book covers the relevant topics for middle and high school physical education as thoroughly as this new edition of Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education. This updated edition reflects the current NASPE standards and includes new ancillary materials, more examples for educators, and a new chapter about assessing fitness.

    This text will help you
    • develop assessments and implement them into your curriculum, making the assessment process a natural part of instruction;
    • provide feedback to students so they know what they have accomplished and what they still need to do; and
    • use a variety of tools—including open-response questions, game play and modified game play, and progressive assessments—to measure student learning.

    The authors break down this complex subject into easily digestible pieces and show you how to develop assessments that will help you and your students work together to enhance the instructional process in physical education. The authors, who have over three decades of experience teaching and assessing in public schools, describe the various types of performance-based assessments and show how to implement the assessments, using numerous models as examples to be adapted to your own situations.

    Not only will you learn how to develop and use assessments to help students, but you will also receive unit plans for team, individual, and dual sports that you can modify for use in your own classes. You’ll learn how to create rubrics, use portfolios in the assessment process, and integrate assessments into fitness education and physical education. You’ll also explore the challenges with traditional grading practices and find out how to overcome those challenges.

    The authors provide a wealth of tools for assessing students according to local, state, and NASPE standards while helping students reach their goals. The text is supported by a Web site that includes a test package, a presentation package with PowerPoint slides, an instructor guide, and a CD-ROM that includes additional forms and assessments.

    Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education, Second Edition, will help you develop authentic assessments and get the most out of the assessment experience. And in doing so, it will help your students experience success.

    Audience: Reference for middle and high school educators in developing and implementing physical activity programs. Text for education and physical education majors and for students in technology courses.


    Reference for middle and high school educators in developing and implementing physical activity programs. Text for education and physical education majors and for students in technology courses.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction to Performance-Based Assessment
    Chapter 1. The Need for Change
    The Call for Change in Physical Education
    Standards-Based Instruction
    Types of Assessment in Standards-Based Instruction
    Effect on Teaching When Standards Are Used
    Need for More Assessment in Physical Education
    Role of Assessment in Physical Education Programs
    The Switch to Performance-Based Assessment

    Chapter 2. What Is Continuous Performance-Based Assessment?
    Characteristics of Performance-Based Assessment
    Types of Performance-Based Assessment
    How Performance-Based Assessments Change Instruction
    Advantages of Performance-Based Assessments
    What to Avoid When Using Performance-Based Assessments

    Part II: Components of Performance-Based Assessment
    Chapter 3. Rubrics
    What Is a Rubric?
    Benefits of Using Rubrics
    Criteria for Rubrics
    Simple Scoring Guides
    Point System Scoring Guides
    Choices in Writing Rubrics
    How to Create Rubrics
    Special Considerations in Creating Rubrics
    Rubric Hints and Guidelines

    Chapter 4. Developing Performance-Based Assessments
    Game Play and Modified Game Play
    Role Play
    Event Tasks
    Student Performances
    Student Projects
    Student Logs

    Chapter 5. Open-Response Questions
    Open-Response Questions Versus Essay Questions
    Characteristics of Open-Response Questions
    Types of Open-Response Questions
    How to Write Open-Response Questions
    Suggestions for Using Open-Response Questions

    Chapter 6. Portfolios
    Characteristics of Portfolios
    Types of Portfolios
    Portfolio Guidelines in Performance-Based Assessment
    Evaluating Portfolios

    Chapter 7. Developing Culminating and Progressive Assessments
    Culminating (Summative) Assessments
    Progressive Learning Activities and Assessments
    Tumbling Unit
    Target Archery Unit
    Golf Unit

    Chapter 8. Planning for Continuous Performance-Based Assessment
    Major Unit Focus
    Culminating (Summative) Assessment and Evaluation Rubric
    Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Progressive Learning Activities and Formative Assessments
    Critical Resources
    Planning Lessons From the Unit Plan

    Part III: Implementing Continuous Performance-Based Assessment
    Chapter 9. Continuous Performance-Based Assessment in Team Sports
    Major Unit Focus
    Culminating (Summative) Assessment and Evaluation Rubric
    Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Progressive Learning Activities and Formative Assessments
    Critical Resources
    How to Use the Student Soccer Portfolio

    Chapter 10. Assessing Fitness and Physical Activity Participation
    New Strategies and Recommendations for Fitness Education and Assessment
    Integrating Fitness Education and Assessment into the Physical Education Curriculum
    Resources for Fitness Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
    Using Pedometers to Assess Physical Activity Participation Levels
    Sample Authentic Assessment Strategies for Fitness and Physical Activity Participation

    Chapter 11. Effective Grading in Physical Education
    Purposes of Grading and Grade Reporting
    Developing a Meaningful Grading System
    Problems With Traditional Grading Practices
    Grade Formats in Physical Education
    Effective Grading in Physical Education
    Challenges in Using Effective Grading Practices
    Grading Practices for Students With Special Needs
    Hints and Suggestions for More Effective Grading Practices

    Chapter 12. Acquiring Assessment Savvy
    Planning the Assessment Process
    Lund and Kirk’s Tips for Acquiring Assessment Savvy

    About the Authors
    CD-ROM User Instructions

    About the Author

    Jacalyn Lea Lund, PhD, is an associate professor and chair in the department of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has been a teacher educator since 1989 and had 16 years of teaching experience in the public schools prior to that. She has presented on assessment at numerous workshops and has taught numerous classes on assessment in physical education.


    Dr. Lund has been a member of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) for more than 30 years. She was on the committee that developed the 1995 NASPE content standards for physical education and has served as NASPE president. In 2009 she received a Service Award from the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education. She loves spending time with her family, dancing, reading, and, as she puts it, “having her dogs take her for a walk.”


    Mary Fortman Kirk, PhD, is a professor of physical education at NorthernKentuckyUniversity, 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 performance assessment of new teachers.


    Kirk earned an MA in motor learning and physical education from MichiganStateUniversity in 1973 and a PhD in motor development and teacher preparation from OhioStateUniversity in 1989. She is the author of two books on pre-sport development programs for the National Alliance for Youth Sports and the Girl Scouts of the USA.


    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    Instructor guide. The instructor guide contains a sample course syllabus and an introduction on how to use the ancillaries

    Test package. Created with Respondus 2.0, the test package includes more than 200 multiple-choice questions. With Respondus, instructors can create versions of their own tests by selecting from the question pool; select their own test forms and save them for later editing or printing; and export the tests into a word-processing program.

    Presentation package. The presentation package includes approximately 250 PowerPoint slides that highlight important material from the book.