How to Authentically Assess 55 Students on a Skill in 45 Minutes

This course will take approximately 6 hours to complete. If you have any questions about the course, please email us at "[email protected]".

Target Audience: K-12 physical education teachers


Testing requirements are growing and there is increased accountability for skill instruction in our field. We as physical educators must adapt our practices to meet these requirements. Unfortunately, we do not always receive the necessary staff development to accomplish this through our individual schools or districts. This course is designed to help you adapt and adjust your practices accordingly. We teach the most students with the least amount of time! This course is designed to help you organize your students and to be able to assess every student in your class within one class period! I have worked very hard to master this technique in my own classroom and now I would like to share with you how to do it! By taking this course, you will be able to effectively learn an efficient systematic way to assess a skill without sacrificing valuable time! You will be able to ensure that each student receives encouraging feedback in the critical areas of their physical education. This course is worth 6 professional development hours. No Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) or graduate credit is offered with this course.

Course Purpose:

To help teachers develop a system to deliver and manage skill feedback to a large number of students during physical education.

Course Description:

The course is designed to help teachers assess a single skill in a single class period. My goal is that this course will inspire physical educators to develop and implement a system in their classrooms so that students can master skills. The course will help teachers to efficiently assess skills even with numerous students and classes.

Course Goals:

1.To give students an overview and clear understanding of how it is possible to authentically assess students in a short amount of time.

2.Teachers will understand how be efficient when assessing students on a single skill.

3.Teachers will understand how to develop a rubric that will encourage student skill development!

4.Teachers will learn how to prepare ahead so that assessment is effective.

Technology needed to complete:

You will need a computer and/or tablet, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. You will also need a valid email address to contact the instructor or turn in materials.

Course Design/Schedule:

We have estimated this course will take approximately 6 clock hours to complete. This will vary with every learner. Since the course will take approximately 6 hours you could apply for 6 professional development hours from your school/school district. Make sure to check with your principal or professional development coordinator to see how this works in your district.

Students can start and complete assignments at their own pace. You will have an instructor that you can contact via email for help, and you will turn in some of your assignments via email to your mentor. Your instructor will communicate with you via email. The instructor will also review most of your work to make sure you are making the appropriate progress. You will not earn a letter grade from this course.

Standards: Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Your Instructor

Bryan Capes
Bryan Capes

Bryan is in his 23rd year as a teacher of elementary physical education and a graduate of the University of West Georgia. He is Nationally Board certified (2008) and recently renewed his certification. He also has obtained his M.Ed and Ed.S. and completed his Doctorate at the American College of Education. His hobbies are fishing, hunting, camping, bushcraft and spending time in the great outdoors with his 2 sons, and super wife! He teaches 4 other courses for PE Central and loves to help other teachers.

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