D.T331

Weight Shift

Weight Shift

Students will perform skills that require weight shift in isolation, as well as in a sequential movement phrase linking four skills together:  pivot step, 3-step turn, roll onto back from sitting or standing position, and a roll down slide out to a plank position.

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These are analytic rubrics. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

Teacher Scoring Rubric - Weight Shift Skills in Isolation

  • Dimension
  • Pivot Step to 3-Step Turn

  • 3-Step Turn to Roll onto Back from Standing

  • Backward Roll onto Back to Roll Down and Slide to Plank

  • Plank to Roll Up to Standing

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student rarely performs the skill with proper weight shift and lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs the skill but lacks correct weight shift and use of smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs the skill with proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently and accurately performs the skill with proper weight shift and smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely performs the skill with proper weight shift and lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs the skill but lacks correct weight shift and use of smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs the skill with proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently and accurately performs the skill with proper weight shift and smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely performs the skill with proper weight shift and lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs the skill but lacks correct weight shift and use of smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs the skill with proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently and accurately performs the skill with proper weight shift and smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely performs the skill with proper weight shift and lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs the skill but lacks correct weight shift and use of smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs the skill with proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently and accurately performs the skill with proper weight shift and smooth transitions.

    N/A at this time.

Teacher Scoring Rubric - Weight Shift Movement Phrase

  • Dimension
  • Pivot Step to 3-Step Turn

  • 3-Step Turn to Roll onto Back from Standing

  • Backward Roll onto Back to Roll Down and Slide to Plank

  • Plank to Roll Up to Standing

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student rarely performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions and rarely demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student sometimes demonstrates stable balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student usually demonstrates some balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions. Student consistently demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions and rarely demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student sometimes demonstrates stable balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student usually demonstrates some balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions. Student consistently demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions and rarely demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student sometimes demonstrates stable balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student usually demonstrates some balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions. Student consistently demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions and rarely demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student sometimes demonstrates stable balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student usually performs proper weight shift but lacks smooth transitions. Student usually demonstrates some balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently performs proper weight shift and smooth transitions. Student consistently demonstrates balance and ability to move from one skill to the next.

    N/A at this time.
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