PE Metrics-3rd Edition

Assessing Student Performance Using the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

If you are looking for the definitive resource to help you measure your students’ achievement, your search is over.

PE Metrics is the standards-based, cognitive and motor skill assessment package, that offers 130 K-12 assessments created by SHAPE America. These assessments align with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and with its three PE lesson planning books. Learn to create your own assessments and measure student performance.

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Written for physical educators, administrators, and curriculum writers (and for physical education majors and minors), this latest edition offers the following:

  • 130 ready-to-use assessments for kindergarten through grade 12 (65 elementary, 43 middle school, and 22 high school) 
  • Worksheets, checklists, and rubrics that support the assessments
  • Guidance on creating your own assessments for any lesson or unit
These assessments are aligned with the three SHAPE America lesson planning books for elementary, middle, and secondary school and dovetail with SHAPE America’s The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education. The assessments can be used as they are, or you can modify them or use them as samples in creating assessments that are best suited to your needs.

PE Metrics, now in a four-color design, is organized into four main parts:
  • Part I introduces the purpose and uses of assessment, how to develop an assessment plan, and the various types of assessments and tools you can use.
  • Part II contains sample assessments for students in grades K-5, focusing on fundamental motor skills; as such, the elementary-level assessments center heavily on Standard 1.
  • Part III, the emphasis shifts to middle school assessments, with a concentration on Standard 2 and on the categories of dance and rhythms, invasion games, net/wall games, fielding/striking games, outdoor pursuits, aquatics, and individual-performance activities.
  • Part IV offers sample assessments for high school students, with a priority on providing evidence of the knowledge and skills students will need to remain active and fit after they leave high school.
This resource provides a comprehensive, performance-based assessment system that enables you to incorporate assessment into every facet of your teaching, create assessments that are unique to your program, and measure your students’ performance against the grade-level outcomes. The assessments are process focused and are designed to measure multiple constructs as well as provide meaningful feedback to students—ultimately helping them to develop holistically across all three learning domains (psychomotor, cognitive, and affective).

PE Metrics will help you instill in students the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.


Part I. Assessment for the 21st Century
Using PE Metrics
Aligning PE Metrics With the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes
Assessing 21st Century Skills in Physical Education
Providing Student Choice
Organization of This Edition of PE Metrics
Using PE Metrics in Your Program
Final Thoughts
Assessment Essentials
The Role of Assessment in Today’s Schools
Purposes of Assessment
Using Observation for Assessment
Categories of Assessments
Assessment Tools
Assessing Complex Assignments (Projects or Portfolios)
Developing an Assessment Plan



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Book   360 pages
ISBN-13: 9781492526667
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