ERIC Number: ED222490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Tips and Techniques: Ability Grouping and Performance Evaluation in Physical Education.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Equal Educational Opportunity Section.
This monograph presents a discussion of the problems involved in implementing sex-fair coeducational classes in physical education. Suggestions, which grew out of a symposium on coeducational physical education, are offered on procedures that may be used for ability grouping, such as what type of test(s) are appropriate and when to use single or separate standards for grouping. Suggestions are also made on performance evaluation, such as when to use separate and single standards and how to assess students' approaches to physical education activities as well as the results of competition. Methods of fair grading are also discussed. Also included are abstracts of symposium papers on the topics of: (1) the use of health-related physical fitness tests to achieve sex-fair ability grouping (Sharon Plowman); (2) use of skill/activity tests to achieve sex-fair ability grouping in physical education (Marian E. Kneer); (3) use of motor ability tests to achieve sex-fair ability groups; (Margaret J. Safrit and Terence M. Wood); (4) practical management concerns regarding the use of health-related motor and skill tests to achieve sex-fair ability groupings (Janet Fuller); (5) conceptual approach to sex-fair performance evaluation (Barbara J. DeLong); (6) practical/management approach to sex-fair performance evaluation (Ann Stevens and Ken McGonagle); (7) sex-fair performance evaluation (Helga Deutsch); and (8) Deerfield High School's sex-fair performance evaluation (Bob Jones). (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Equal Educational Opportunity Section.
Note: Proceedings of the Physical Education Ability Grouping and Performance Evaluation Symposium (Ottawa, IL, August 13-14, 1981). Prepared by the Title IV Sex Desegration Project.