Sledgehammer vs Fly Swatter
While developing the concept for AssessLinkPE, several university researchers and global physical education leaders referred to this level of detail as “killing a fly with a sledgehammer.” While there is a capacity for this technology to create high level of detail, we have developed a user-friendly application that does not require a computer expert to operate.
If you are a timid user of technology, we have adapted the AssessLinkPE software to meet you at your level and give you quick and easy tools for feedback to your students. If you are thrive on knowing as much as possible about you students’ movement patterns we will provide you with a deep amount of detail about every aspect of movement.
simple and accurate feedback
After a student has conducted their test, the score is immediately calculated. The simple score view informs the teacher/user of what areas the student did well, and in which areas the student needs to improve. Green means that the students has appropriately placed their joint in the desired range based on our scoring theory. Yellow means they have performed outside of the optimum range but are still adequately performing the skill. Red signifies that the student has completely missed the intended range of motion. If a student was to maintain current levels of good performance and focus on an of the areas of concern, their score would immediately improve based on our current scoring theory.
We wanted to make sure that the AssessLinkPE app was not so simplistic that it did not allow for a deeper understanding of movement by both the educator and the student. The advanced score view gives exact joint angle measurements for each the critical elements laid out in our scoring theory. The blue section of each graphic represents what the optimum joint angle should be, and the colored section indicates where the student scored on the current test. This allows the educator to be more of an expert and give custom feedback to the student. The user still has the option to switch to simple view, but this gives the user more information and thus allows for a greater flexibly of intervention strategies.