Swampscott High School Physical Education Common Assessment

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Swampscott High School
Physical Education I: Common
Assessment
Data Analysis
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September 2012 Fitness Pre-Test
January 2013 Fitness Post-Test
Instructors: Mrs. Lavender & Mr. P. Bush
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1&2
CORE STANDARDS
 Core Standard 1. Students will demonstrate responsible personal
and social behavior in a physical activity setting.
 Core Standard 2. Students will demonstrate competency in many
and proficiency in a few movement forms of physical activity.
 Core Standard 3. Students will strive to achieve and maintain a
health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
 Core Standard 4. Students will understand, value, and identify the
many benefits of physical activity including: enjoyment, challenge,
self-expression, social interaction, stress release, and physical
fitness.
 Core Standard 5. Students will be able to design (and maintain)
personal fitness programs.
 Core Standard 6. Students demonstrate critical and problem solving
thinking skills in a physical education setting.
Data Focus:
• Core Standards 3,4 & 5
• Over the past few years, the lack of fitness
among our students, as well as the latest
research linking fitness and brain function,
has inspired many changes in our
curriculum. We have now placed an even
stronger emphasis on helping our students
reach a healthy level of physical fitness.
Physical Fitness:
A Daily S.H.S Physical Education
Focus
• Every day in class, we focus on activities that help
students improve their areas of health fitness including
cardiovascular function, muscular strength & endurance,
flexibility and body composition.
• In the process, we are exposing students to a variety of
exercises they can use in their own homes to improve
personal fitness.
Benefits of Healthy Fitness /
Exercise
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Improved concentration
Brain cell growth
Decreased depression, stress, anxiety
Improved self-confidence
Improved test scores: Cambridge Public
Schools found a connection between
fitness levels and MCAS scores.
Naperville School District
• School District Highlighted in Book: SPARK, by John J.
Ratey, MD, Harvard & Eric Hagerman (2008)
-Naperville School District: 97% students healthy BMI
• Zero hour “am workouts” for students, found
connection between fitness levels & test scores,
began scheduling hardest classes after PE
• One of first U.S. schools to compete with, and beat
Singapore, China on international Math and
Science exams
Titusville, PA
• Added 10 min. school day, cut academic
time for daily PE
• Test scores improved from below state avg.
to 17% above in reading, 18% above in
math
• Not one physical fight since started
program
(Source: Ratey, J.J., & Hagerman,E. (2008)
INCREASED DEMANDS +
TECHNOLOGY= INACTIVITY IN YOUTH
• Deprogramming what bodies were designed to do for survival:
MOVE
• Interestingly, only organisms that move have a brain.
• In one of our project adventure community building activities,
students were asked how many text messages they send/receive
each day. Answers ranged from 200-1000.
• Kaiser Family Foundation (2003, 2005) reports children watch
nearly 4 hrs. TV, almost 2 hrs. computer or video games daily
• 61.5% age 9-13 do not participate in any organized exercise nonschool hours
(Pate et al. (2006))
ENCOURAGING S.H.S. PHYSICAL
EDUCATION PROGRAM NEWS
By the end of the semester every male
and female who participated in both
the Pre and Post test improved in at
least one area of physical fitness.
PE I: Predominantly 9th Grade Students
Pre-test Entry
Fitness Scores
(Sept. 2012)
PE 1 STUDENTS SCORING IN
“AT RISK” FITNESS CATEGORY UPON
ENTERING SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL
(83% of all students, 88% male, 79% females)
90%
85%
MALES
FEMALES
80%
75%
70%
MALES 88% FEMALES 79%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
ALL
STUDENTS
(MALE &
FEMALE)
AT RISK 83%
PRE – POST TEST IMPROVEMENTS
By the end of semester of PE1
• The following graph shows the breakdown of
improvements by gender by the end of our
semester PE 1 program. Note: 66% of
students improved in every category tested!!
100%
80%
90%
82%
93%
88%
60%
MALES
79%
61%
77%
64%
40%
FEMALES
20%
0%
Muscular
Endurance
Flexibilty
Cardiovascular
Endurance
Muscular
Strength
FLEXIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS
• Flexibility is a key component of fitness that is often
overlooked among those lacking fitness knowledge.
• A lack of fitness in this area accounts for many
preventable injuries and health ailments.
• Our students have been scoring very poorly in this area
upon entering our PE1 program over the past years.
• This past year, based on increased focus in our class,
we have noticed great improvements.
• In 2011, 55% of our students left our program still “at
risk” in this are. In 2012, that number decreased by
16%.
FLEXIBILITY PLAN
(Implemented in 2012)
• After extensive research, our PE students are
now being trained on the most up to date
techniques for improving flexibility through the
use of “Foam Rollers” and “Bands”.
• As a result, our post test scores dramatically
improved
• OVER 90% OF OUR STUDENTS IMPROVED
THEIR FLEXIBILITY ON THE POST
TEST!!!!!!!!!!
Work Still Needed To Help Our
Students
• Although improvements were significant,
many students are still not meeting
minimal fitness recommendations.
• Furthermore, we will not see those
students again for another year. After the
second semester of their sophomore year,
we will not see them again in a required
PE class at SHS.
Goal for 2013-2014
• Next year, although increasing flexibility
training has proved to be effective, we now
see a need to provide more education and
experiences with cardiovascular and
muscular strength training.
“AT RISK” GENDER BREAKDOWN
Post Test @ End of PE 1
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
31%
24%
39%
18%
49%
24%
49%
FEMALES
15%
0%
Muscular
Endurance
Flexibilty
Cardiovascular
Endurance
MALES
Muscular
Strength
“AT RISK” BREAKDOWN BY
AREA OF FITNESS: POST TEST
100%
80%
60%
40%
27%
27%
33%
30%
20%
0%
Muscular
Endurance
Flexibilty
Cardiovascular Muscular Strength
Endurance
FUTURE GOALS OF OUR PHYSICAL
EDUCATION PROGRAM/REQUIRED
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
• Have an opportunity to meet as a K-12
Wellness Staff to examine when student
fitness declines are happening
• Find a way to connect with students during
unscheduled PE time: Crossfit Training
Program / Online Blog (training necessary)
• Provide Physical Education Opportunities
for our Juniors and Seniors
MIND & BODY: ONE BEING
• In order for man to succeed in life, God
provided him with two means, education
and physical activity. Not separately, one
for the soul and the other for the body, but
for the two together.
-Plato
(quote taken from: Ratey, JJ, & Hagerman, E. (2008).)

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