Excellence is Physical Education!
Welcome to Mr. Gonci's online classroom at STEM Lab. It's a work in progress. Here you will find important information about our physical education class such as: reference documents for parents and students, what are we currently working on and any class events we have coming up worth noting on your calendar. If you have any questions about the information found here or can't find the information you need for this class you are encouraged to contact Mr. Gonci directly via his personal contact form on his profile page - linked above with the CONTACT button.
It's time for report cards!
Please review all of the following information before calling or emailing Mr. Gonci.
The purpose for assessment in PE is to inform students (and parents) their growth towards the Colorado Academic Standards. Click the link to access the standards. Standards can be sorted by grade level. Pay particular attention to the evidence outcomes portion of each table as they are specific examples of how students can demonstrate their learning.
As a district Adams 12 utilizes standards based grading. For detailed information about standards based grading in Adams 12 visit: www.adams12.org/student_learning/standards_based_grading
Important aspects of standards based grading
Standards are assessed on a four point scale (4: Advanced Understanding of Standard; 3: Meets Standard; 2: Approaching the Standard; 1: Does not meet the Standard)
ONLY assessments are used in calculating a grade
Practice is not used to calculate grades but feedback will be given to help students achieve standard
Grades are not averaged to compute an overall grade; rather, the most recent (trend) data is used to assign an overall grade
Zeros (missing assignments) are not included in assigning an overall grade
Students are given multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge of a standard
Physical Education Grade Reporting Criteria:
Your student will be assigned FOUR grades, one in each of following areas:
Movement Competence & Understanding in Physical Education- ex. locomotor movements, sport specific skills, game strategies, spatial awarness...
Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education- ex. health related concepts- sleep, heart rate, activity level and intensity, hand washing, hygene.
Emotional and Social Wellness in Physical Education- ex. sportsmanship, character, mental health/conflict resolution strategies...
Prevention and Risk Management in Physical Education- ex. safety, behavior, rule following...
***NOTE**** a "/" symbol may be used in the following circumstances and does not count negatively towards the student:
1. The particular standard is not assessed at that grade level.
2. In order to achieve "Trend Data" multiple assessments must be used. At this time the assessments do not accurately (or fairly) show the student's level of knowledge.
3. There has not been enough "contact" time to assess the particular standard.
Mr. Gonci's $.02- Assessment is used to guide instruction and inform students (and parents) of a student's progress.
Elementary Physical Education: At the halfway point in the school year we are reporting a student's work to this point. A student who has a score of "2" at this time, is "on track" and the score is not a concern unless I have contacted parents. The concepts and motor skills we are learning require multiple learning attempts to master and demonstrate throughout the school year. In addition, motor skills are varied in many different ways and only over the entire course of the year can a student be offered enough attempts to demonstrate them to proficiency. An example: Throwing a baseball, football and flying disc(frisbee) are all very different skills. -or- A very skilled gymnast or cheerleader may score low (at this time) because the content being taught is not their strength (kicking or soccer passing.) When given the opportunity to demonstrate their skill during a tumbling or jump rope unit they may score much differently. The entire year of assessments are used to develop a student's final grade allowing each student's strengths to show.
Middle School Physical Education: Grades are posted at the quarter and semester. It is the student's responsiblity (and parent's) to be pay attention via the Infinite Campus Gradebook throughout the quarter. Please reference the appropriate grade level syllabus below.