Scarsdale High School Physical Education
Grading Rubric

Physical Education at Scarsdale High School is a performance-based course, and each student's grade reflects a variety of important factors.
 
Percentage of   Description of Grading Component
Quarter Grade
  Daily Performance Grade (0-10 points per day)
60% (arriving on time, dressing appropriately for physical activity,
 
participating fully, and demonstrating appropriate social behaviors) 
20% Performance Assessment of Skills
20% Personal Fitness Assignments/ Cognitive Assessment of Skills
 
 
 
Daily Performance Grade: (60% of the Quarter Grade)
The majority of a student’s grade is derived from their daily active participation in the classroom setting.  For this reason, students need to actively participate in all class activities to earn credit towards the performance portion of their grade.  In order to participate, students need to be dressed appropriately for physical activity, including athletic clothing and footwear.  Students can then maximize their daily grade through active participation, engagement in skill development, and demonstration of appropriate social behaviors (respect, sportsmanship, etc.).
 
10 – 9 points
Demonstrates highly active participation, self-motivated.
Demonstrates and models positive behavior and attitude.
Demonstrates active engagement in skill and fitness development during class.
Demonstrates the ability to evaluate and assess strategies and rules associated with the game/activity.

7 – 8 points
Demonstrates active participation in class activity, needs no encouragement.
Demonstrates appropriate positive behavior and attitude.
Demonstrates and understands the need for active skill acquisition and fitness development.
Demonstrates an understanding of the rules and can apply them to the game/activity.
 
5 – 6 points
Demonstrates some participation in class with encouragement.
Demonstrates appropriate behavior or attitude.
Demonstrates some willingness and effort to improving skill and personal fitness levels.
Demonstrates an understanding of the rules and the ability to follow some of them in the game/activity.
 
3 – 4 points
Demonstrates engagement in activity for only a short period of time and/or needs frequent encouragement to engage in activity.
Demonstrates appropriate behavior or attitude on an inconsistent basis.
Demonstrates limited willingness to engage in skill and fitness development.
Demonstrates limited understanding of the rules of the game/activity.
 
1 - 2 points
Demonstrates little or no participation despite encouragement.
Demonstrates poor behavior and attitude; disrupts class.
Demonstrates no willingness to improve skills or fitness levels.
Demonstrates little or no knowledge of the rules of the game/activity.
 
0 points
Student is in class but unprepared, or student is absent from class due to illness or school field trip. Under either of these circumstances, class may be made up within 10 school days of the absence.
 
0 points
Student is absent from class for an unexcused reason or cutting violation. No makeup is possible; daily points are forfeited.
 
 
 
Performance Assessment of Skills: (20% of the Quarter Grade)
A portion of the quarter grade is based on a performance assessment of particular skills that are covered during the quarter.  Points are accumulated from multiple in-class experiences.  Rating scales, rubrics, checklists, video assessments, student interviews, questioning, and surveys will be some of the tools used in the assessment process.
 
8-10 Points
Demonstrates the ability to self-assess and peer-assess.
Demonstrates the ability to evaluate and provide useful feedback to self and others for skill improvement.
Demonstrates the ability to analyze and utilize feedback to foster skill improvement.
Demonstrates the ability to utilize time effectively to foster skill improvement.
 
5-7 Points
Demonstrates how to self-assess and peer-assess.
Demonstrates how to take information from assessment to provide feedback to self and others for skill improvement.
Demonstrates the ability to analyze and utilize feedback to foster skill improvement.
Demonstrates the ability at times to utilize time effectively to foster skill improvement.
 
2-4 Points
Demonstrates basic knowledge of how to self-assess and assess classmates.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge of using information from an assessment to foster skill improvement.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge to translate feedback to aid in skill improvement.
Demonstrates some utilization of time to foster skill improvement.
 
0-1 Points
Demonstrates limited knowledge of how assessments are conducted.
Demonstrates limited use of information received from an assessment to foster skill development.
Does not utilize feedback from assessments to assist in skill development.
Does not utilize time to foster skill development.
 
 
 
Personal Fitness Assignments/ Cognitive Assessment of Skills: (20% of the Quarter Grade)
This portion of the quarter grade is based on the total points of quizzes, assignments, tests, and projects.  These may take place in class or as homework assignments outside of class.
 
Quizzes, assignments, tests, and projects are unique to each quarter and the grading is developed for each of these by the individual teacher.
 
As an example, a fitness assignment may be graded using the following rubric:
 
8-10 Points
Demonstrates the ability to create a personal fitness plan based on FitnessGram assessment results.
Establishes goals for self-improvement.
Creates alternative assessments.
Demonstrates the active pursuit of this personal fitness plan and follows up with measurement of outcomes.
 
5-7 Points
Demonstrates the ability to create a personal fitness plan based on FitnessGram.
Establishes goals for improvement.
Demonstrates some interest in pursuing their plan and follows up with measurement of outcomes.
 
2-4 Points
Creates a fitness plan.
Establishes goals.
Shows little effort in pursuing, achieving, and measuring outcomes.
 
0-1 Points  
Creates a basic plan or no plan at all and shows little or no effort in pursuing, achieving, and measuring outcomes.