Chapter 6: Insights and Reflections on a State Assessment Program

Rink, Judith; Stewart, Susan
October 2003
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2003, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p573
Academic Journal
The purpose of this article is to synthesize results of studies presented in this monograph and to discuss implications of those results. In the first section state level assessment as a reform mechanism for high school physical education is discussed in terms of the South Carolina experience. A second section discusses implications of the identified relationships among the performance indicators and factors related to school performance. In a third section issues related to appropriateness of measures, materials, and the design of the assessment program are explored. The article concludes with comments on the generalizeability of both the process that was used to establish the assessment program and results of the first data collection. The primary goal of the South Carolina initiative is to improve the ability of high school physical education programs to help students lead a physically active lifestyle.


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