Authentic Assessment in PE

Please feel free to share your examples of authentic PE assessment in schools.

I’ve added some examples of research on PE specific authentic assessment that I’ve been able to gather from all over the web. My thanks to those people whose ideas I’ve plundered!

Articles and papers

Shane Pill (Flinders University School of Education) – Involving students in the assessment of game performance in physical education.

Susan J. Loftus (Albert Einstein High School) – Authentic Physical Education Assessment for High School Students

William Russell (PhD) – Authentic Assessment in Physical Education

Samantha Watmough (Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus) – Making physical education classes more effective in promoting lifelong physical activity (NSW Premier’s Coca-Cola Active Lifestyle Scholarship)

Author unknown (possibly Deakin University – thanks Andrew in the comments!) – Authentic Assessment manual


Assessment in Physical Education – Hay, P and Penney, D.


NSW PDHPE Curriculum page

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4 thoughts on “Authentic Assessment in PE”

  1. Hi I think that the Authentic Assessment manual you have a link to above was created by Deakin University this link will take you to their page and it is listed in the resources. I just thought that you might like to know.

    I love the no spoons post. Not spoon feeding is messy as anyone who has every cared for a child knows. There isn’t a short cut, the transition from a baby to the toddler to the young child able to feed themselves with a varied diet takes time, is seriously messy and needs patience and support. If you step in and start spoon feeding, you might prevent hunger but in my experience you thwart the development of the capacities and skills required for self sufficiency. To keep this going, the vision has to be not just consumers, who eat what is served up but cooks and chefs who source, prepare and create for their own and the pleasure of others.

    Kind regards,



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