If you teach swimming in your physical education program, you will need this book! Assessment of Swimming in Physical Education covers all of the assessments that a teacher will need to assess students in swim programs. A reference table will help teachers quickly determine which type of assessment to use based on the goal of a lesson. The table identifies which specific tools are appropriate for assessing all of the areas of growth and development of a skilled swimmer -- form, skill, knowledge, behavior, attitude and decision-making.
Teachers will get detailed instructions on how each of the following methods of assessment is used in a class:
Completed samples show teachers what type of information is filled in for each of the assessment tools.
Teachers want to know when assessment should be done. This book will help teachers get the most out of assessment by identifying at which point in a lesson each type of assessment should be done to make it the most meaningful. The environment in which swimming takes place noisy swimming pools, students in the water, safety concerns present additional challenges. This book provides advice on when and how to assess to overcome these challenges.
The appendix contains reproducible/adaptable copies of each of the assessment tools presented in the book, including:
Audience K-12 physical educators teaching swimming, physical education administrators and curriculum supervisors, physical education teacher education faculty and students.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Methods of Assessment
Water and Written Scenarios