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ERIC Number: EJ900547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Using Microsoft Excel to Assess Standards: A "Techtorial". Article #2 in a 6-Part Series
Mears, Derrick
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v22 n5 p29-33 May-Jun 2009
Standards-based assessment is a term currently being used quite often in educational reform discussions. The philosophy behind this initiative is to utilize "standards" or "benchmarks" to focus instruction and assessments of student learning. The National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE, 2004) provide a framework to guide this process for physical education ensuring children receive developmentally appropriate instruction. The recent and ongoing development of the "PE Metrics" series (NASPE, 2008) is also moving the profession closer to providing a curriculum where student learning is clearly measured and evaluated. However, the difficulty for the physical educator using a standards-based curriculum is how to articulate assessment performance to students and parents. A recent trend for providing this information is through the use of standards-based reports which document individual progress toward meeting curriculum outcomes. Microsoft Excel can be a powerful tool for assisting physical educators in not only maintaining records of student performance but also in creating individual standards-based reports easily and effectively. In this article, the author provides a "techtorial" for using this software program to develop a reporting system for documenting student performance in relation to NASPE standards (NASPE, 2004). (Contains 4 figures.) [For part 1, see EJ900540.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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