A continuum of assessment options are available to assess a child’s baseline physical literacy including (movement skills, competence and confidence).
1. The FMS Tracker can be used to determine a child’s baseline movement competency, including locomotion and upper and lower body skills movement skills. The FMS Tracker uses a custom visually-guided (i.e. via easy-to- use videos) method to facilitate assessment of the movement skills. The assessor (i.e. teacher/coach/after school leader) watches the child and determines which video compares to the current performance of the child and checks off one of the four quadrants – initial, emerging, competent or proficient. The assessment can be accessed and updated at any time, with additional resources provided to assist the child and assessor to improve each skill.
2. The PLAY tools provide a more detailed approach to assessment and allows for monitoring of the components of physical literacy including confidence, motivation, knowledge and understanding. PLAYBasic (short version) and PLAYFun (long version) when completed in addition to the PLAYSelf tool, a personal questionnaire of an individual’s self assessment of their movement competency, provide in-depth information to inform a leader’s delivery of instruction. More information on the PLAY tools and how they can further the ability to assess physical literacy is available at play.phsyicalliteracy.ca