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The purpose of this study is to describe the results of a try-out of Gréhaigne, Godbout, and Bouthier’s (1997) team sport performance assessment procedure in elementary and junior high school physical education classes and to expose issues related to its potential implementation. Six elementary and junior high school teachers were asked to use this assessment procedure with their Grade 5 to 8 class-groups for a 6-week period in order to gather data for the establishment of performance norms. As it was developed for peer assessment purposes, the teachers instructed their students in observing and coding. Teachers and their students then proceeded to collect team sport performance data. Following this process, interviews were conducted in order to gather the teachers’ perceptions and opinions regarding the potential integration of this assessment procedure. From the collected data, topics focusing on the possible applications in a team sport teaching-learning context are presented and discussed.
J.-F. Richard is with the Leadership Institute at the Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB, E1A 3E9, Canada. P. Godbout and M. Tousignant are with the Department of Physical Education at the Université Laval, Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada. J.-F. Gréhaigne is with the University Institute for Teacher Education at the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France.