Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Physical education and training -- Evaluation; Physical fitness -- Testing
In January of 2001, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act. "The act redefines the federal role in K-12 education and will help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. It is based on four basic principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work" (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 2003). The passing of the No Child Left Behind Act has added pressure to schools and departments around the country to meet these standards or loose funding. This pressure is permeated throughout the educational field and is intensified as physical educators look for more objective ways to evaluate their students. In the past, many physical educators have graded strictly on whether a student dresses out for class or by their mastery of athletic skills during a specific unit. With the No Child Left Behind Act passing into law, these grading methods will no longer be acceptable to the education community. Physical educators will be required to provide a higher level of accountability to their grading practices.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Educational Technology
J. Ana Donaldson
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2003 Kevin Suhr
Suhr, Kevin, "Using technology to provide more objective grading and compliance with "No Child Left Behind"" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1599.