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Use of Alternative Assessments in Physical Education

Title: The Use of Alternative Assessments in Physical Education: Why Some Do but Many More Don't.
Name(s): Nazario, Liovani M., author
Imwold, Charles, professor directing dissertation
Milton, Sande, outside committee member
Lynn, Susan, committee member
Walsdorf, Kristie, committee member
Department of Sport Management, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Exploring the alternative assessments techniques used by physical educators and what motivates them to use them is the thrust of this study. The review of literature provides evidence that the majority of physical education teachers use attendance, participation/effort, behavior and some traditional assessments as common methods of grading students. It is also very clear that alternative assessments are better for the students but still the majority of teachers are not using them. We know that some of the reasons for not using these assessments are lack of time, not enough knowledge about these assessments, too many students, etc, but we don't know what motivates the teachers that are using alternative assessments to use them. This is a research project based on interviews to a group of physical education teachers who use alternative assessments the majority of the time and who think are a good example to other teachers. Knowing what was their motivation to use these assessments is an essential key for college teachers to learn how to motivate future physical education teachers on the use of alternative assessments.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2710 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Sport Management, Recreation Management, and Physical Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: October 27, 2004.
Keywords: Alternative Assessments, Physical Education
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Charles Imwold, Professor Directing Dissertation; Sande Milton, Outside Committee Member; Susan Lynn, Committee Member; Kristie Walsdorf, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Exercise
Sports sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Nazario, L. M. (2005). The Use of Alternative Assessments in Physical Education: Why Some Do but Many More Don't. Retrieved from