Purpose of Event: This fun and highly motivating hockey assessment can be used as a peer-assessment, or teacher assessment. It assesses the student's control of the puck, as well as accuracy of various shots on goal.
Prerequisites: This assessment is used primarily at the completion of the hockey unit, but the instructor can have students assess their skills at the beginning of the unit and again at the completion of unit so the student can see improvements.
Suggested Grade Level: 6-8
Materials Needed: Timers, clipboard, pencils, one copy of this assessment for each student, cones, hockey sticks, and pucks or balls (whatever was used during the course of the unit, stay consistent with that). Hockey Assessment Sheet
Description of Idea
This hockey assessment is broken up into 4 parts:
First, a timed puck weave (assesses puck control), Here the student is timed on puck control as they push the puck in and out of cones, similar to a soccer ball weave through cones. The scorer has a stopwatch and circles the amount of time it took for the student to weave in and out of the cones. At the end of the weave, the student has opportunity to score a goal at the net. If a goal is scored, the student gets additional points. The instructor spaces the cones as they see fit for their class.
The next three parts of this assessment has the students attempting the various shots learned in class. The student has two attempts to score a goal using the wrist/sweep/slap shots. These assessments are not timed.