Students at BVE have two grades for P.E.:
Does the student come to class prepared to learn and move? Does the student try his/her best, solve problems, and help his/her classmates? Does the student refrain from putting others down, pouting, giving up, or sitting out?
Assessment comes in the form of tests, quizzes, exit slips, in-class assignments, homework (4th/5th grade), and psychomotor skill development. Students are assessed based on the National Standards for Physical Education and Health:
Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
I use the National Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 PE to determine benchmarks for each grade level. These benchmarks can be found here:
O Exceeds/Above Grade Level Standards
S Meets Grade Level Standards
P Does Not Meet Grade Level Standards, Making Progress
N Does Not Meet Grade Level Standards, Not Making Progress
*Missing Physical Education negatively impacts a student's grade. If student's are not in class, I cannot assess them and therefore will not meet the criteria for meeting standards in PE.