June 20, 2011
Special Ed. & Curriculum
School Culture Report
Standardized assessments are useful tools for all school subjects to monitor trends and changes, collect data, and improve programs, curriculum and policy. Just like academic testing, standardized assessments for physical education provide these same benefits and opportunities for improvement. So, why isn’t physical education assessment required in schools? Assessing students in physical education can measure achievement in knowledge, motion skills, and self-management skills. Let’s take a closer look at my schools culture report on physical education. Oh wait! That is right, we don’t have one. My school doesn’t assess the students in physical education. So in this paper I will try my best to answer the questions needed to explain the data. I will try to explain the best I can if we has data on physical education and what that would look like. Let’s take a look at the following information:
* Population (race, gender) mobility, income, special needs (whole school) 2010-2011 FXW Students’ Ethnic Diversity
2010-2011 FXW Students Gender
* Who does not do well on standardized assessments? (in my classroom) Since I teach PE, standardized assessment doesn’t apply to me. If my school had standardized assessment performance in physical education, then I would be able to determine who are eligible for services due to their physical and motor needs and those with or without unique needs in psychomotor domain. * Who gets referred?
Those eligible would be based on the following test results that measure aspects of PE: 1. Low motor development. Exhibit motor delay of at least 2 years or performance is one standard below mean in motor development. 2. Low motor skill performance. Fails to meet...