Standard 5

Impact on Student Learning
Physical Education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

Element 5.1: Select or create appropriate assessments that will measure student achievement of goals and objectives. 
Date: Spring 2012  

         In Basics of Effective Instruction in Physical Education I taught a Power Yoga lesson. The lesson started off with different stations introducing a new pose at each station. At one station, "Lord of Dance Pose," I had an iPad set up for the students to record themselves for the duration of time they were at the station. The visual that was posted above the iPad let the students know what exactly to do and what I was looking for. Allowing the students to record themselves practicing the "Lord of Dance Pose" gave me the opportunity to freely walk around and help at all the stations. This also allowed me to be able to assess their psychomotor objective on my own time with an assessment checklist rating their pose.
       This artifact meets standard 5 because videotaping allowed me to assess the student’s ability to perform the “Lord of Dance Pose”. The “Lord of Dance Pose” was one pose that the psychomotor objective was based on for the lesson.
       As a developing teacher this standard is important to me because I must be able to properly assess students to help them improve and provide proper grades. Technology is a great element to incorporate into lessons to assess students because this allows the teacher to do the assessing outside of the class. Also, this allows the teacher to concentrate on other elements of their lesson while the class is in session. 

Element 5.2: Use appropriate assessments to evaluate student learning before, during and after instruction. 
Date: Fall 2012

       In Statistics & Assess-Physical Education my group was assigned to assess our class in the cognitive, affective, psychomotor domain and fitness. We had the opportunity to formally assess them before and after our instruction. While giving the lessons we would provide direct and specific feedback.
      This artifact supports standard 5 because it allowed me to assess students’ learning in four different aspects that evaluated the quality of the teaching. The assessments given during the class were a combination of formative and informative and teacher, self, and peer assessment.
     As a future educator the practice of assessing before, during, and after instruction is imperative to student learning. Assessments are a vital element of every lesson to measure the learning of the students. Assessing before the lesson is essential to find out where the students currently stand. Which helps the teacher develop goals for the specific class and individuals. Assessing during the lessons can help the teacher measure the understanding of the students. The last assessment is one of the most important assessments to measure the students’ total learning that occurred during the lesson or unit.