Faculty Publications

Title

“I thought I was supposed to get an A in PE!” Successes and challenges of teachers and administrators implementing standards-based grading in physical education

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Assessment, Evaluation methods, Grading, Student evaluation

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Studies in Educational Evaluation

Volume

70

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to understand the initial successes and challenges of physical educators’ implementation of standards-based grading (SBG) practices. Using a qualitative descriptive approach, the researchers interviewed four physical educators and two school administrators from a rural K-12 school in the Midwest. Although participants expressed a “building the plane as we fly it” mindset towards the training and implementation so far, benefits included a better roadmap to improving instruction and assessment to enhance student motivation. The participants in this study did not report much formal SBG training, yet their efforts to implement these practices created a PE environment in which some students were motivated to participate and extend their learning at home.

Department

Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Original Publication Date

9-1-2021

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.stueduc.2021.101012

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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