This book presents the ongoing assessment of student physical ability. The Basic Skills Assessments (BSA) highlighted in this book use an authentic assessment approach to measure student learning and progress from pre-school right through to sixth form and includes strategies and alternatives for assessing students with disabilities. The BSA includes the Fundamental Skills Assessment (FSA) for primary school students, the Activity Skills Assessment (ASA) for primary and secondary school students and the Motor Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities (MASSD), which serves as an alternate assessment for students who are unable to be assessed in a typical fashion. The book comes with an accompanying web resource containing all BSA and information on assessment modifications and adaptations.
Ellen Kowalski is an associate professor in the department of health studies, physical education and human performance science at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Cathy Houston-Wilson is a professor and associate chair in the department of physical education at SUNY, New York. Sara J. Daggett is a retired teacher, coach and administrator who spent 33 years as a teacher of adapted physical education. Roy T. Speedling is a physical education teacher for the Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services at Lenape Elementary School in New York. Barbarajean Douglas is a physical education teacher of general education students as well as inclusion and adapted physical education pupils.
Chapter 1. Introducing The Basic Skills Assessments: Quality Indicators of Appropriate Assessment; Chapter 2. How to Use the Basic Skills Assessment; Chapter 3. Using the Basic Skills Assessment for Teaching Students with Disabilities; Chapter 4. Using the Activity Skills Assessment in Youth Sport Programmes.