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Portfolio Assessment for K-12 Physical Education

Portfolio Assessment for K-12 Physical Education



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    Assessment is the collection of evidence about a student's growth in learning. Although this basic meaning remains, the practical definition of assessment has changed dramatically in recent years. Past and current sources of evidence about student learning include individual or group-administered skill tests, multiple-choice tests and standardized achievement tests. These tests help measure a discrete skill or the recall of discrete information but are limited when gathering evidence about the application of these abilities in a "real life" context.

    Portfolio Assessment for K-12 Physical Education teaches you how to organize a portfolio around content standards, decide what type of portfolio to use, what items to select and when to select them. Learn different strategies for student self-assessment, conducting portfolio conferences and evaluation and grading portfolios. A sample portfolio evaluation rubric is provided.

    Table of Contents

    Standards-Based Movement
    Authentic Assessment Trend
    Student Portfolios
    How This Book is Organized

    Step 1: Determine General and Specific Purposes
    General Purposes
    Specific Purposes

    Step 2: Decide the Types of Portfolios To Be Used

    Step 3: Establish an Organizing Framework
    Standards and Benchmarks
    Other Frameworks

    Step 4: Identify Construction, Storage, and Management Options
    Construction and Storage
    Management Tools

    Step 5: Establish a Process for Selection Items
    What to Select
    How to Select
    Who Will Select
    When to Select

    Step 6: Determine Reflection and Self-Assessment Techniques
    Reflection Strategies
    Self-Assessment Techniques

    Step 7: Plan Conference Strategies
    Purposes and Focus

    Step 8: Develop Evaluation Criteria and Procedures
    Grading Options
    Development and Use of Rubrics

    Other Resources