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Overview
Planning and Designing

Pre-Assessment and Analysis :   Candidate assesses the knowledge and skills of students in relation to long-term content goals and district standards and determines the knowledge and skills each student needs to meet the goals and standards.  
 

Narrative
     Please refer to the following below for explanations on pre-assessment and analysis.        
Teacher uses assessment to inform planning and instruction. 

     My methods of pre-assessment and assessment occur daily in my classroom.  At the beginning of each unit, I use questioning, journal entries, and pre-tests to help determine the level my students are at.  These different forms of assessment help determine exactly what I need to teach, in a unit to meet standards.  During units, students are required to complete various projects and homework assignments to help me assess their levels of achievement.  At the end of each unit, or subject area, I give written tests.  After reviewing all of the student's scores I can reflect back on what test areas were low and need extra attention for next years classes.  Assessment in physical education classes occur on a daily basis as well.  Students in freshman physical education classes are taught stretching routines they are to do after warm up laps.  I assess the quality of student's stretching and give them feedback when appropriate.     

Examples:

Anatomy Pre-test                                                          Julia Stretching

Journal Entry

Differentiated Curriculum Project






Student performing a daily stretch in freshman physical education class.  

Teacher analyzes and assess students' skills.  

     I analyze and assess student's skill by using formative and summative assessment.  It is important to evaluate students skills at the beginning of a unit or lesson, during daily activities involved with the unit or lesson, and finally at the completion of what the student's have learned.  I like to use journal entries to not only find out what students already know, but to test them on what they have just learned the previous day and to a catch a glance of what is going on in their daily lives.  Daily quizzes occur to help keep the knowledge that student's are learning fresh.  Students have homework almost every night in my class and the homework corresponds with the reading the students have from the book.  Guided reading activities are a common homework assignment for my students.  Daily activities and projects are assigned to help enhance the students understanding of the topic being studied.  At the completion of a unit or major topic of study in my class, students take a written test.   

Examples:

Journal Entry 

Guided Reading Activity 1

Guided Reading Activity 2

Goal Project Assignment

Goal Project Example 1

Goal Project Example 2

Baby Project Assignment

Baby Project Example

Teacher designs appropriate learning options identified by the school, district, and state.  

     Jesuit is a private institution, therefore, does not fall under district and state guidelines.  The learning standards that Jesuit abides by are the national physical education and health standards.  There are five main focus areas specifying that a physically educated person:  
•    Has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities
•    Is physically fit
•    Does participate regularly in physical activity
•    Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities
•    Values physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyle
 (National Association for Sports and Physical Education.)
The activities and learning that take place in physical education classes at Jesuit meet these standards.  My thesis and physical education curriculum overview shows that the students in my ninth grade physical education classes are mastering the national standards.  The curriculum that is covered in my health classes throughout an entire year matches with the national health standards.  The following are the national health standards:

National Health Education Standards
1.    Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
2.    Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
3.    Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
4.    Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
5.    Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
6.    Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
7.    Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.



Examples:

Thesis 

Results from Student Surveys 1

Results from Student Surveys 2

Health Curriculum Overview

Physical Education Curriculum Overview