It is important to collect accurate data on student performance in order to be accountable for the instruction and learning of students. Although barriers sometimes impede data collection, they can be overcome through strategies such as (a) planning, (b) matching collection strategies to the setting, (c) recording your own behavior, (d) using specific rubrics, (e) collecting data on one or two students a day, (f) training and directing paraeducators, (g) teaching students to self monitor, and (h) utilizing simple equipment to record data. Once accurate and sufficient data is collected, placements, planning, modifications, instruction, and feedback are easier, more valid, and effective.
Morton, Kimble B. and Lieberman, Lauren J., "Strategies for Collecting Data in Physical Education" (2006). Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications. 54.
Copyright of Teaching Elementary Physical Education is the property of Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.Strategies for Collecting Data in Physical Education