Supporting Physical Literacy Assessment
(This article was written and first published by Ophea, and is used with permission. To learn more visit Ophea.net)
The goal of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum is to support students in developing the skills and knowledge they’ll need to be active and healthy throughout their lives. Imagine if every student felt confident, supported and reached their goals, Ontario would be a happier and healthier place… not just today, but well into the future.
Through a joint position paper called “Addressing Quality Assessment to Support the Development of Physical Literacy Skills in Health and Physical Education,” Ophea and OASPHE—Ontario’s two provincial subject associations for H&PE—have brought forward seven key messages. The position paper provides educators with a common understanding of the purposes of physical literacy assessment, of their role in supporting students in being physically active, and of effective tools and methods for gathering evidence—all with one common goal – improving student learning.
At the core of the seven key messages lies the understanding that, with the right support and instructional/assessment strategies, every student can increase their physical literacy… meaning, when it comes to H&PE, every student can succeed.
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