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ERIC Number: EJ931585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Assessing Dance in Physical Education for the Novice to Experienced Assessor
Cone, Stephen; Cone, Theresa Purcell
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n6 p28-32 Jul-Aug 2011
Assessment in dance presents several challenges because it is primarily performance based. It can be difficult to observe several students simultaneously moving and also assess how they meet the stated criteria. Sometimes there are only a few seconds to observe a movement and a student may need to be asked to repeat the movement several times. Conducting a performance assessment takes practice followed by analysis and reflection. This article offers a strategy for assessing dance that recognizes teachers who are new to teaching dance, teachers with some experience, and those with a strong dance background. The sample assessments provided in this article describe the variations between assessing as a novice, emerging, or experienced assessor. Each sample is structured to include the unit or lesson topic, outcome, purpose, assessor, instrument and assessment recording form. (Contains 1 figure and 10 tables.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A