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HPE 447. Assessment Strategies in Health and Physical Education

Credits: 3
Department: Health and Physical Education
Description: Tools and techniques for assessing learning and performance of children in health and physical education.
Prerequisites: HPE 207, HPE 310, PESS 300
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply a variety of assessment techniques when assessing children in the health and physical education domains.
2. Synthesize the differences between the various types of assessment techniques and the appropriate use of each.
3. Identify and apply basic measurement and statistical terminology.
4. Analyze the relationship of assessment to curriculum development and instruction.
5. Through practical application demonstrate the value of using a variety of technological devices, computer technology and software programs in assessing and evaluating students in health and physical education.
6. Analyze the differences between and among the terms: 'grading', 'evaluating', and 'assessing'.
7. Compare/contrasts the various methods of computing grades for children in health and physical education.
8. Examine grading philosophies that integrate assessment designs and developmentally appropriate teaching strategies.
9. Apply and evaluate the differences between the six levels of Bloom's of Taxonomy of Educational Disciplines: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
10. Evaluate the variables that may interfere with assessing performance abilities of children, such as examiner influences, the assessment tool itself, physical, cognitive, social, or emotional factors of students, as well the environment, just to name a few.

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