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PDHPE – Areas for Assessment

Self and relationships
Activities: Support network card, Managing bullying and harassment
Movement skill and performance
Activities: Movement skill and performance in net/court games, Connect the movement
Individual and community health
Activities: Meal plan for a week
Lifelong physical activity
Activities: Benefits of physical activity, Physical activity reflection

Areas for assessment provide a framework for structuring an assessment program, and may be used for reporting student achievement. They are derived from the course objectives, so they are linked to the course outcomes. Areas for assessment can be used as organisers for assessment of student achievement.

Good assessment practice involves designing quality assessment activities that enable students to demonstrate their achievements. Teachers can use the areas for assessment when designing an assessment activity, to ensure it is assessing performance in relation to a grouping of outcomes.

In designing the assessment schedule for a course, teachers may find it useful to map each planned assessment activity to one or more of the areas for assessment. This allows teachers to ensure that assessment in relation to outcomes can occur across the year in a manageable way.

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