The HSC PDHPE syllabus requires you to develop and evaluate objective and subjective performance measures to appraise performance. Your development and application of these performance measures will help you to understand the difference and how objective performance measures can be used to increase the objectivity of often subjective performances.
Subjective Performance Measures
Subjectivity is reliant upon the observer and includes personal judging criteria and other presuppositions, such as:
- I hope to see lots of flips and some cool balance moves in this floor routine.
- He better use up beat music.
- I really like the gymnast from China; he’s such a nice guy.
- That skill is difficult
These are very subjective and should not be used for judging performance. You are required to develop your own subjective performance measures for the appraisal of performance.
Objective Performance Measures
Objective performance measures include prescribed judging criteria, which could include checklists and ratings such as the one below. As well as measurements of time, distance and speed. individual performance in team sports are often evaluated using a combination of objective measures such as goals scores, passes made, and time in possession and subjective opinions on the fluidity of movement or execution of particular skills.
|Number of flips performed|
Rate the tightness of the body during the flips
|Rate the matching of movement to the music chosen|
|Performance includes one:|
|Handstand (held for 5 sec min)|
The criteria above help reduce the subjectivity of judgments by improving the objectivity and reducing the room for personal criteria.
You should now develop and evaluate objective and subjective performance measures to appraise performance on your own.