Appropriate Practices for Physical Education and Physical Activity
Variety - Clearly Defined Criteria

A variety of assessments are used in all domains: cognitive, affective and physical. Clearly defined criteria are articulated to students as part of instruction, prior to assessment.

  • Use a variety of assessments and clearly communicate defined criteria to students prior to assessment
  • Set clear criteria for assessment at the beginning of the lesson
  • Promote positive student interaction and support throughout the assessment process
  • Clearly communicate assessment criteria
  • Provide a standards-based rubric for students
  • Promote peer assessment to enhance learning
  • Use the assessment process to help students improve performance
  • Use assessment data to modify instruction as needed
  • Provide adequate time for effective assessment