Gymnastics Skill Descriptor (Years 7-11)

How does the assessment rubric work?

*Gymnastics Skill Descriptor * to be used for years 7-11. Produced in a user friendly format for both teachers and students alike. Accommodates both an attainment 8 format of assessment and (or) a sub level grading system.

How does the assessment rubric work?

•The difficulty of the skills are grouped from easy – hard.
•The progress continuum along the left hand side indicates the main skills that each student at that age group should be able to perform.
•The skill level number links to attainment 8 and should allow teachers to accurately calculate individual levels. Eg. Student ‘X’ in Year 7 is able to perform all the Year 7 skills in addition to 2 year 8 skills. His/ her level is therefore 4+4+4+4+4+5+5 /8= 4.4. From this you are able to see that this student is .4 above their expected grade level.
• If using a sublevel grading system, the scores should be calculated using the following method. 1-2 skills from each table should result in a C or .3 being awarded e.g. If a student achieved 2 skills from the level 4 table, then their score is 4C or 4.3. If student is able to achieve 3-4 skills from a table, their score should be displayed as a B or .5. e.g. If a students achieved 4 skills from level 5 table, then their score should be displayed as 5B or 5.5. If all skills are achieved student should be award A or .8. e.g. a student who is able to perform all level 6 skills should be awarded a score of 6A or 6.8.

Please note: Individual schools will have different demographics and cohorts. As such you may wish to change the grade boundaries/ expectations to make these more easily attainable or harder. This is done at the schools’ discretion. Furthermore, you may find that some students may not be able to perform all of their expected levels but yet still achieve 1 or 2 skills from other areas. This is unavoidable and as such requires you to use your professional judgement as to award the correct level. Like all assessment tools, this is fluid and can be adapted as and when you feel the need to.

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