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Mr. O Connor:

As a middle school PE teacher, I am trying to sort through how to get going on Stand. Based Grading. I like deaing with the standards and not the behaviors, dressing out, etc....If it is my departments philosophy to have our units last only 2 weeks before moving on to another unit, how am I to gather enough information to assess all 37 kids? Since my domain is physical performance, should I not take longer? What about the child who just has no skill, no matter how much I work with him? thank you so much for your vision on grading & assessment.

2010-03-20
anne-marie tomek
 

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If it is my departmentís philosophy to have our units last only 2 weeks before moving on
to another unit, how am I to gather enough information to assess all 37 kids?

By focussing on the critical skills (2-4).

Since my domain is physical performance, should I not take longer?

Definitely. I would have thought that the critical skills, e.g. footwork, continue through the
year whatever the activity.

What about the child who just has no skill, no matter how much I work with him?

Sounds like me in middle school music! You have to be honest and keep him trying by
identifying tiny successes (improvement).

 

 

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