Quick and Easy Color Coded Assessment Strategy in PE
We just concluded our Grade 5 Striking and Fielding unit at Nanjing International School in China. The entire unit was structured around 6 learning outcomes that were made explicit during our pre-assessment task. You can read a blog that I wrote about this pre-assessment task here.
As the striking and fielding unit focused on these 6 learning outcomes, the students were challenged to come up with their own ways to work on these identified areas. The student learning outcome visual that we created during the pre-assessment task was posted on the wall over the past several weeks and constantly referred to as we progressed through the unit. They were very aware of what these learning outcomes were from the very start which greatly helped in giving specific direction to the unit.
Color Coded Assessment Strategy
I used a very quick and easy assessment strategy for the summative task which involved the use of colors for the students to self-assess themselves in regards to the 6 learning outcomes. As you can see in the picture above, they had the following 4 color choices:
Green-Not so good
When creating the summative assessment sheet, I pasted a jpeg of the actual learning outcomes poster that we had created together as I knew that the students were very familiar with it. I added in white boxes for each learning outcome. The students were simply required to color in each learning outcome box in the color that they felt best represented their progress in this particular area. As well they had to complete 2 reflective questions that had them explain what they felt their best area was and an area that they needed to improve upon. They also had to justify their reasons for selecting which areas they felt that they were best at and needed to get better at.
Making learning outcomes explicit at the beginning of the unit helped in creating a very positive tone and a much clearer direction for the students to explore the major skills. I have included 5 different examples of student assessment below.