Assessments

Assessments

All of our assessments are based on a 4-point scale

4: Exceeds expectations. This student consistently shows “skill,” “knowledge,” or “personal and social responsibility” that is beyond normal expectations.

3: Meets Expectations. This student meets all of our expected learning outcomes. They meet the expected benchmarks for their grade level.

2: Sometimes Meets Expectations. This student’s skill, or knowledge is “work in progress.” They are in the process of mastering a particular skill, or knowledge. They “don’t have it yet,” but they are working on getting there. In terms of “personal and social responsibility,” this student is on task at times, but not consistently.

1: Doesn’t Meet Expectations. This student does not show the skill, knowledge or personal and social responsibility that is expected for their grade level.

Students are assessed in three major categories:

1. Application of Skill

2. Fitness Knowledge

3. Personal and Social Responsibility

Grades K-2:

1. Application of Skill:

Locomotor Movements (skip, gallop, slide, jump, hop, run, power walk)

These skills are taught and applied to an open environment. They are not expected to move just back and forth in a straight line. Rather they are taught to and are expected to perform while moving throughout the gym space with others, not bumping into anyone else.

Basic Ball Skills: (throwing and catching)

Students’ skill is measured against a 4-point rubric:

  • Throwing
    1. Stand sideways
    2. Step with your front foot
    3. Make an “L” with your back arm and throw with this back hand (the one they hold a pencil with)
    4. Follow through by pointing at the target with your throwing hand
    • This is worked on 4-5 times over the course of the year. We tell all of our students that “we don’t care when you “get it,” just that you “get it” by the end of the year. They are all encouraged to come to us if they are having trouble and tell us that “I can’t do it YET!” Data from a individual student from early in the year is used when this skill is re-introduced, so each student is working individually, based on their own skill level.
  • Catching:
    1. Look at the ball
    2. Reach for the ball
    3. Grab the ball
    4. Pull it into your body
    • This is also worked on 4-5 times over the school year. We use many different objects to learn to catch with. They are all encouraged to come to us if they are having trouble and tell us that “I can’t do it YET!” Data from a individual student from early in the year is used when this skill is re-introduced, so each student is working individually, based on their own skill level.

Rhythms: Students are expected to learn to move their body by themselves or with a partner through general space to the beat of different music. They are expected to learn to do this while avoiding others. They are also taught to jump a continuously turned rope.

1. Fitness Knowledge

Students at this level are taught basic,age appropriate knowledge about physical fitness. This includes being able to find their own pulse (on their chest). This also includes learning that getting “tired today means you will be stronger tomorrow.” They also begin to associate specific exercises with specific muscles, or activities. They will need to demonstrate that knowledge to us through written quizzes.

2. Personal and Social Responsibility

Students are expected to be “personally and socially responsible” while in class each day. That shows up as:

  • Being helpful
  • Caring for others
  • Being respectful of others and their efforts
  • Being honest during activity

as opposed to:

  • Arguing
  • Not being truthful
  • Cheating
  • Always has to be first to go
  • Blaming others

Gr. 3-5

1. Application of Skill

Ball Skills: The ability to throw and catch a ball are now applied to other equipment. Our students are expected to learn how to:

  • Control a soccer ball on the move, then shoot at a target with a “1-2 step”
  • Kick a football off a tee using a “1-2 step” approach
  • Throw a football for a spiral to a target
  • Serve a volleyball trainer ball both underhand and overhand over a net
  • Set, or use a forearm pass to a partner
  • Roll a bowling ball to knock down pins, using a “1-2 step” approach
  • Dribble a puck while moving, then smoothly transition to a “1-2 step” into a shot at a goal
  • Dribble a mini basketball in control while moving, then smoothly transition to a lay-up using a “1-2 step”
  • Cradle a lacrosse ball on the move, then throw a ball to a target using a “1-2 step
  • Strike a ball with a paddle continiously to a target
  • Strike a ball off a tee with a bat
  • Strike a ball with a bat from a pitched ball

Rhythms:

Students work on more advanced routines, often times using equipment

  • Jump Ropes
  • Gator Balls
  • Jump Bands
  • Drums Alive

They are also responsible for creating a repeatable aerobic routine and teaching it to the class.

 

Fitness Topics:

Students are required to know the “target heart rate range.” They also must show the ability to take their pulse both manually (on their neck, wrist, or chest) and with a pulse monitor. They also must show the ability to modify their activity based on their individual heart rate.

2. Fitness Knowledge

Students at this level are taught basic,age appropriate knowledge about physical fitness. This includes being able to find their own pulse (on their chest). This also includes learning that getting “tired today means you will be stronger tomorrow.” They also begin to associate specific exercises with specific muscles, or activities. They will need to demonstrate that knowledge to us through written quizzes.

3. Personal and Social Responsibility

Students are expected to be “personally and socially responsible” while in class each day. That shows up as:

  • Being helpful
  • Caring for others
  • Being respectful of others and their efforts
  • Being honest during activity

as opposed to:

  • Arguing
  • Not being truthful
  • Cheating
  • Always has to be first to go
  • Blaming others