THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS REPORT: What do they show? How does Paula score students? Updated: 11/17/11
During Parent/Teacher Conferences, you and your child will be receiving the APS Standards Based Report along with a Physical Education Standards Based Report. There are 4 standards for elementary Physical Education. They are described below, along with how I assign scores (1-2-3-4) for your child.
4: Student exceeded expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.
3: Student meets expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.
2: Student is near the expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.
1: Student is experiencing difficulty understanding/meeting expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.
EFFORT: E: Excellent S: Satisfactory I: Improvement Needed N: No Effort Made
- Standard 1: DEMONSTRATES MOTOR SKILLS: Basically, how well does your child perform the motor skills we focus on during that specific grading period? I keep rubrics for most of the skills taught, practiced and applied during PE activities – assigning a 4,3,2,1 most times I assess that skill. I also base the score on lots and lots of observational assessment – watching your child play and move during Physical Education class.
- Standard 2: DEMONSTRATES AN UNDERSTANDING OF MOVEMENT CONCEPTS & PRINCIPLES: Basically, how well does your child understand the different ways we can use our movements --- fast vs. slow, high vs. low, hard vs. light;…, and why we move the way we do --- the “physics” of our movements. Again, I keep rubrics of most of the concepts taught, practiced and applied during PE activities – assigning a 4,3,2,1; as well as observations.
4 = Complete and total mastery of the skills and concepts taught that trimester.. It means every single time I observe the child, he/she is demonstrating the skills and concepts exactly as directed and taught; technically “perfect”. 4s are very rarely assigned for Standard 1.
3 = Proficient in the skills and concepts taught that trimester. It means almost every time the student attempts the skills and concepts, he/she is demonstrating the skills and concepts almost exactly as directed and taught.
2 = Near Proficient in the skills and concepts taught that trimester. It means some of the time the student attempts the skills and concepts, he/she is demonstrating the skills and concepts with some of the correct form and technical concepts. It basically means the child is still learning the skills and concepts and is showing consistent improvement. 2’s are the most common score for this standard, especially during the first trimester.
1= Not Proficient in the skills and concepts taught that trimester. It means the student almost never demonstrates the skills and concepts. Sometimes this is because the child is just not able to do perform the skill yet, or possibly negative behaviors are keeping the child from demonstrating the skill, or the student is absent often during the instruction/assessment time. If a child is not able to perform the skill, he/she will most often not be able to demonstrate understanding of the concept either. Not always – but most of the time.
- Standard 3: PARTICIPATES IN/UNDERSTANDS A HEALTHY LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS: Basically, how physically fit is your child based on the Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge activities and assessments. This standard on the report card focuses mainly on physical fitness because it is something we can measure more accurately; whereas, "healthy lifestyle" is more difficult for Physical Education teachers to accurately assess. It is also possible for us to measure improvement in fitness levels – which is considered when assigning a score. The current trimester score for Standard #3 is based on our recent Presidential Physical Fitness Assessment (September and October, 2011). There are 3 fitness assessment cycles at Monte Vista during the school year. The results of the fitness assessments are included and described briefly on your child’s current Standards Based Report.
4 = A student must have qualified at the Presidential Level in all 5 areas of fitness assessment (in addition to other things, such as positive behavior, sportsmanship and following directions).
3 = A student must have qualified at the Presidential or National Level in at least 3 areas of fitness assessment (in addition to other areas mentioned above).
2 = A student must have qualified at the Presidential or National Level in at least 2 areas of fitness assessment (in addition to other areas mentioned above). During the 2nd and 3rd trimester, there is an additional qualifier to level 2 which allows for improvement, even if a student still has not qualified in any areas of testing for either Presidential or National. If a student has shown improvement in at least one area of assessment, that student will receive a “2” even if he/she has not qualified in any areas.
1 = A student has one or no areas that he/she qualified at either the Presidential or National Level (in addition to other areas mentioned above). Students are able to improve this score by showing improvement during the next fitness assessment cycle.
- Standard 4: DEMONSTRATES RESPONSIBLE PERSONAL & SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: Basically, how well does your child behave in Physical Education class, and how well does your child get along with others during PE class activities. Again, most of the time, I keep a running record of student behaviors. My own observations and interactions with students are very important in scoring this standard. If your child is having a difficult time making consistently positive choices in PE class, you will either hear directly from me or from the classroom teacher.
I hope this helps explain the Physical Education standards used to evaluate your child in his/her Physical Education class. Please contact me directly, or your child’s teacher if you have any questions and he/she will forward your concern on to me.
In good health...