PSIA Certified Level III
Alpine Movement Analysis & Technical Understanding
Assessment Form
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Level III
Meets Standards
Does Not Meet Standards
Assessment Scale for Certified Level III:
1
Essential elements were not observed or not present.

2
Essential elements are beginning to appear.

3
Essential elements appear, but not with consistency.

4
Essential elements appear regularly at a satisfactory level.

5
Essential elements appear frequently, above required level.

6
Essential elements appear continuously, at a superior level.
Assessment Criteria
Instructor Decisions & Behavior
Attained
Did Not Attain
Professionalism and Self Management: Promotes a professional environment by adapting behaviors to positively affect others. (Continual Assessment)
Needs/Safety
Address group and individual needs for esteem.
Behavior Management
Adapts behaviors for positive group and individual interaction.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Movement Analysis
Attained
Did Not Attain
Describes cause-and-effect relationships of all the alpine fundamentals through all turn phases, resulting in an effective prescription for change for skiers through the advanced zone.
Describe Performance
Accurately describe detailed ski and body performance relative to the alpine fundamentals in blended relationships in multiple turn phases, and from turn to turn.
Cause-and-Effect
Link ski and body performance to describe blended cause and effect relationships.
Evaluate
Evaluate the described performances and compare to more ideal.
Prescription
Prescribe specific change to effect blending of fundamentals, using DIRT (duration, intensity, rate, and timing) to create a change in desired outcome.
Equipment
Evaluate equipment-based cause and effect relationships relative to the student and their objectives in all skier ability zones.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Technical Understanding
Attained
Did Not Attain
References current and historic PSIA-AASI alpine resources and information to evaluate ideal performances, using the alpine fundamentals and considering tactics and equipment choices.
Understanding of Ideal
Accurately identifies and describes ideal performances, using alpine fundamentals in blended relationships.
Understanding of Biomechanics/Physics
Accurately use and describe relevant biomechanics and physics principles to describe skiing outcomes.
Evaluate Personal Performance
Evaluate personal performance based on described ideal.
Utilizes Resources
Accurately compare information from multiple resources (PSIA alpine and other relevant content) relative to the desired outcome.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
This assessment form was last updated on February 4, 2022.