ERIC Number: ED202843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Content Referenced and Standardized Testing.
Pyfer, Jean L.
Two types of testing can be used to enhance the physical education experiences of handicapped learners. Content referenced tests insure that curricula accurately reflect the students' present level of functioning and appropriate goals. Relevant needs should be determined, taking into account such factors as future recreational opportunities, available facilities, and sources of information. Based on this knowledge, appropriate skills are selected for the handicapped learners. A logical instructional sequence is developed, and the students' present level of performance is determined. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is drawn up, defining major skills as long range goals, and component steps of the skills as enabling objectives. With IEP's for each handicapped student, the entire physical education curriculum can be pieced together. Periodic testing determines progress, so that the curriculum can evolve as the learners' needs change. Standardized testing is a normative test method designed to reflect the ranking of one individual to another, or to a group. If, through standardized testing, a handicapped learner is found to differ significantly from his peers, content referenced testing can be used to design an appropriate curriculum. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Boston, MA, April, 1981).