Strength Training Grading


Content Area:  Strength Training    Chris O’Connor 240-566-9847

High School: Physical Education                      

  • General Guidelines: In Physical Education grades are based on assessment in all three domains of learning; cognitive (knowledge), affective (social/psychological), and kinesthetic (movement). Student’s physical education grades are based upon the following assessments of learning. Refer to FCPS BOE Regulation 500-5 for our County Grading Policy.  

In High School Physical Education classes there are two components of instruction that are graded; When setting up Pinnacle, grading categories shall be assessed as follows:

Meets Daily Objectives: 60%                   Exit Outcomes: 40%

I. Meets Daily Objectives: 60%

Students will regularly participate in and record information that reflects evidence of:

  • Muscular strength and endurance workouts and improvement

  • Activities that demonstrate aerobic/cardio workouts

  • Activities that improve agility and speed

  • Effort/team cooperation should be measured by the quality of day-to-day effort/cooperation in relation to the instructional methods utilized in the classroom.  

  • Teachers should develop a rubric for assessing the above criteria.

  • Other teacher created assignments such as exercise logs, quizzes; exit passes may be included in the student’s grade.  These assignments fall under the category of “Meets Daily Objectives.”

  • Therefore students may earn two or more daily grades.


lI. Exit Outcomes  40%

  • Each term there are 250 points possible in Exit Outcomes

  • Skillfulness - 80 points in 4 assessments

        • 3 assessments for lifting technique (20 points each)

        • 1 assessment for spotting technique (20 points)

  • Social Psychological - 20 points in 1 assessment

  • Biomechanical - 20 points in 1 assessment (comparison of two similar lifts)

  • Exercise Physiology - 80 points

                20 points- Evaluation of personal strength training program (Teacher or student


                60 points- Performance Assessment

  • Written Test - 50 points


All Assessments have rubric included to equal the assigned point value for the specific activity.

Guidelines for Grading


Product Quality Guidelines:

  1. Exit Outcome grades are based on rubrics on written and performance assessments.



The written test is designed so that half can be administered at the end of each term OR

     it can be given as a final at the end of the semester.


It is SUGGESTED that it be given at the end of each term so that the impact of the test

     grade is equal for each term.


The test is a total of 50 questions.  When given at the end of each term, each part of the

     test is 25 points.  Each question is worth 2 points.


Process Guidelines:

  1. Meeting Daily Objectives can be assessed via multiples measures of evaluation.  See General Guidelines.  

  2. Students will complete multiple measures of evaluation to reflect tangible evidence of progress over time.  Assessments include performance assessments, evaluation of technique, and evaluation of fitness programs.

  3. The Final Assessment should be completed by students independently without the use of class notes. The Assessment is worth 50 total points and can be broken down into Part 1 and Part 2 or as one assessment.


Participation and Effort Guidelines:

  1. Daily participation and maximum effort is required in physical education.  Effort will be scored on a rubric scale for exertion and/or sportsmanship.

  2. Meeting Daily Objectives may be reflected by peer assessments, self assessment, general observation, exercise logs, fitness plans, and other appropriate teacher created assessments.