September 13, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The purpose of physical education is to educate the whole child on all aspects of health and fitness. In order to ensure that all students are gaining the necessary knowledge to be healthy, productive citizens, Mrs. Barlow and Mrs. Osborne will be using a grading system based on a four-point rubric. Grading students daily in physical education class allows the teacher and student to evaluate their participation/effort, sportsmanship and knowledge regularly.
The grading system will be based on points. A total of 4pts per class in the areas of both sportsmanship and participation/effort can be earned. Knowledge grades will be based on the units taught during each 10 week marking period. Knowledge may not always be graded on a daily basis. Students are NOT graded on skill.
Below is an example based on a 25 class marking period.
25 (days) x 4 (pts. Per day) = 100
90 – 100% = 4
80 – 89% = 3
70 – 79% = 2
65 - 69% = 1
< 65% = Unsatisfactory
Please refer to the attached grading rubric in order to better understand how students may earn/lose points. Excused absences from physical education class include those that are legal school excuses as well as any medical reasons. In any of these cases, the student will receive the 4pts. for that day with no penalty.
Students can check their grades at any time by speaking with their physical education teacher. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail.
The Elementary P.E. Staff Last Updated: 10/27/14
Physical Eduction Grading Rubric
4Comes prepared for class and participates willingly.Encourages classmates and maintains a postiive attitude.Understands and applies the rules and strategies of any activity.
3Comes prepared and does what is expected after being asked to do so.Could help classmates more, but still has a great attitude.Understands the rules, but does notalways apply strategies appropriately.
2Comes prepared, does most of what is expected but requires several prompts.Needs to improve attitude and cooperation with classmates.Does not understand all the rules or how to apply stategies to games or activities.
1Is prepared, but has little or no participation or effort.Makes a negative impact on class in any way.Does not demonstrate any knowledge of rules or stategies during games or activities.
U = Unprepared and unable to participate - Failing
Last Updated: 10/27/14