PSIA Certified Level I
Cross-Country
Assessment Form
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Level I
Meets Standards
Does Not Meet Standards
Assessment Scale for Certified Level I:
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: Maintains a professional environment by demonstrating self-awareness and self-management. (Continual Assessment)
Needs/Safety
Address group and individual safety and physiological needs.
Behavior Management
Exhibits positive behavior in response to feedback.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
People Skills
Attained
Did Not Attain
Communication: Engages in meaningful verbal and non-verbal communication with the group as a whole. (Assessed when Teaching)
Communication
Use verbal and non-verbal communication in a professional manner.
Active Listening
Ask questions to learn about others.
Actionable Feedback
Deliver actionable feedback.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Relationships with Others: Identifies likely motivations and emotions of individuals and understands group dynamics. (Assessed when Teaching)
Interaction
Initiate group interaction to build group dynamics.
Motivations/Emotions
Identify the motivations and emotions of students.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Movement Analysis
Attained
Did Not Attain
Accurately describes cause-and-effect relationships between body and ski performance and provides a relevant prescription for change for beginner skiers.
Describe
Describe a skier's performance, focusing on body position and body movements for one XC skill.
Cause-and-Effect
Describe cause-and-effect relationship between body position and body movements to the skis' performance for one XC skill.
Prescription
Provide a relevant prescription for change in body position and body movements for one XC skill to create a desired outcome.
Equipment & Wax
Observe and describe how equipment choices affect performance and safety for beginner skiers.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Technical Understanding
Attained
Did Not Attain
Uses current PSIA cross country resources to identify and describe a skier's performance at the beginner skier level.
Describe Personal Skiing
Accurately identify and describe personal skier performance, using body position and body movements of one XC skiing skill.
Describe Ideal Skiing
Accurately describe ideal skier performance using body position and body movements of one XC skiing skill.
Change Personal Performance
Communicate understanding by changing personal skiing performance based on feedback at the beginner level.
Utilize Information
Identify and reference information from current PSIA resources relative to skier performance and desired outcome.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Teaching Skills
Attained
Did Not Attain
Assess & Plan: Plans leaning outcomes and organizes progressive learning experiences relevant to beginner/novice students.
Assess
Identify student motivations, performance, and understanding.
Collaborate
Select basic progression with clear direction and focus.
Plan Lesson
Plan lessons that involve productive use of movement, practice time, and terrain.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Implement: Facilitates learning experiences that guide students toward the agreed-upon outcome and engages them in the process.
Pacing
Pace a clear progression to allow students appropriate time to explore and/or play toward desired outcomes.
Organize
Organize the learning environment to align with the initial assessment of the group.
Descriptions, Demonstrations, Feedback
Give the group relevant information that encourages learning.
Physical Risk
Limit physical risk.
Emotional Risk
Manage levels to maintain engagement in the learning environment.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Reflect/Review: Communicates performance changes that target the learning outcome to help students identify that a change has been made.
Describe Change
Communicate changes in performance.
Relate Change
Relate changes in performance to lesson outcomes.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Skiing Performance
Attained
Did Not Attain
Adjusts and adapts the XC Fundamentals to demonstrate specific outcomes for both classic and skate technique at the beginner skill level in beginner and some intermediate terrain.
Downhill
Control speed and change direction. (must pass 4 or above)
Continuously Ski
15 minutes in beginner and some intermediate terrain, classic or skate. (must pass 4 or above)
Downhill Assessment Activities (click to select):
X
1/2 Wedge
Gliding Wedge
Wedge Turn
Classic
Pushoff
Manage ski & pole push to create forward movement.
Weight Transfer
Control the center of mass (CM) over the base of support (fore/aft and side to side).
Glide
Glide on one ski.
Versatility
Show versatility in beginner terrain.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Classic Assessment Activities (click to select):
X
Diagonal Stride
Double Pole
Herringbone
Step Turn
Skate
Pushoff
Manage ski & pole push to create forward movement.
Weight Transfer
Control the center of mass (CM) over the base of support (fore/aft and side to side).
Glide
Glide on one ski.
Versatility
Show versatility in beginner terrain.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Skate Assessment Activities (click to select):
X
Marathon Skate
Step Turn
V1
V2
V2-Alternate
This assessment form was last updated on February 4, 2022.