Grading in Physical Education
Communicate clearly to your students how grades are earned at the beginning of each year. Students should set, revise, and achieve realistic but challenging goals and should be assessed and graded on their individual success, as well as other criteria. SHAPE America Appropriate Practices:
- 4.3.1 Physical educators use fitness assessment as part of the ongoing process of helping students understand, enjoy, improve and/or maintain their physical fitness and well-being, not for grading.
- 4.6.1 Grades are based on thoughtfully identified criteria that are aligned with course goals and national standards.
- 4.6.2 Students know the components of and criteria included in their grade, and the rationale behind each.
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