Student Work Samples
Assessment that Documents Student Learning in:
Psychomotor Domain (Peer Assessment)
Assessing the psychomotor domain during dance involves evaluating a person's physical skills, coordination, and movement patterns. This was done during the lesson with peer assessment by observing the dancer's posture, balance, footwork, arm, and hand movements, and overall coordination with the music.
Overall, students were introduced to and learned three steps in each dance (more than 80%). Some students were commenting on specific challenges they faced while others had no issues. The most common challenge mentioned was staying on beat and maintaining energy throughout the dance. The Salsa dance was mentioned multiple times as being challenging, but some dancers were able to prevail and perform well. Other steps, like Susie Q, were also mentioned as being difficult for some dancers.
However, some feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with some dancers being described as outstanding and flawless in their performances. The main takeaway seems to be that while there were some challenges, many dancers were able to overcome them and perform well overall.
Cognitive Domain (Self-assessment)
Assessing student learning in the cognitive domain of physical education involves evaluating their understanding and knowledge of concepts related to physical activity, movement, and health. Here are some assessment methods that can be used:
Assessing student learning in the cognitive domain of Hustle, Swing, and Line dances is important as it helped me as a teacher to identify areas where students need further support or instruction. 90% of the students know when Swing and Hustle originated and where those dances could be performed. Results of the assessments showed that students had challenged to learn Line dance and particularly the turning part of this dance. In conclusion, I'll spend more instructional time on this part of the routine to improve their understanding of turns.