Measurement in Physical Education

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questions in the various tests number from twenty-one to twenty-six. Norms are available for the short forms of the examinations. French suggests that the tests appear adequate for such uses as:
1. A basis for profile charts, indicating areas of strength and weakness for the individual student.
2. A basis for scheduling technique classes according to student needs.
3. An indication of the students' ability to retain information and make applications.
4. Measurement of students' progress by administering the tests before and after the instructional unit.

Hennis has constructed a group of knowledge tests for badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, softball, tennis, and volleyball which are suitable for use With the women's instructional program.6 All tests consist of four-choice multiple-choice type of items. A survey of course content was made preliminary to construction of the seven knowledge tests. Of the 117 colleges and universities surveyed, ninety-seven returned the check lists. The number of students taking the examinations was from 208 in softball to 2291 in tennis. Reliability of the tests ranged from .72 for badminton to .81 for softball. Percentile norms have been devised for each of the seven tests; and any qualified instructor may obtain information concerning the tests from the author at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Broer, Marion, and Miller, Donna Mae: "Achievement Tests for Beginning and Intermediate Tennis". Research Quart., 21:303-313, 1950.

2. Dietz, Dorthea, and Frech, Beryl: "Hockey Knowledge Test for Girls". J. A. A. Health, Phys. Educ. & Recreation, 11:366, 1940.

3. Fox, Katharine: "Beginning Badminton Written Examination". Research Quart., 24:135-146, 1953.

4. French, Esther: "The Construction of Knowledge Tests in Selected Professional Courses in Physical Education". Research Quart., 14:406-424, 1943.

5. Hawkes, Herbert E., Lindquist, E. F., and Mann, C. R.: The Construction and Use of Achievement Examinations. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1936, p. 150.

6. Hennis, Gail M.: "Construction of Knowledge Tests in Selected Physical Education Activities for College Women". Research Quart., 27:301-309, 1956.

7. Kelly, Ellen Davis, and Brown, Jane E.: "The Construction of a Field Hockey Test for Women Physical Education Majors". Research Quart., 23:233-239, 1952.

8. Langston, Dewey F.: "Standardization of a Volleyball Knowledge Test for College Men Physical Education Majors". Research Quart., 26:60-68, 1955.

9. Lindquist, E. F. (Editor): Educational Measurement. Washington, D. C., American Council on Education, 1951, p. 186.

10. Miller, Wilma K.: "Achievement Levels in Tennis Knowledge and Skill for Women Physical Education Major Students". Research Quart., 24:81-90, 1953.

11. Phillips, Marjorie: "Standardization of a Badminton Knowledge Test for College Women". Research Quart., 17:48-63, 1946.

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Chapter 1 Approach to Measurement and Evaluation 1
  • Bibliography 23
  • Chapter 2 Test Selection 25
  • Chapter 3 Analysis of Test Scores 33
  • Bibliography 71
  • Chapter 4 Measuring Strength 72
  • Bibliography 107
  • Chapter 5 Motor Fitness Tests 109
  • Bibliography 156
  • Chapter 6 General Motor Ability 157
  • Bibliography 201
  • Chapter 7 Sports Skill Testing 204
  • Bibliography 228
  • Chapter 8 Cardiovascular Tests 229
  • Bibliography 258
  • Chapter 9 Nutritional Measurements and Somatotype 260
  • Bibliography 295
  • Chapter 10 Evaluation of Body Mechanics 297
  • Introduction 297
  • Bibliography 336
  • Chapter 11 Evaluation of Social Development 338
  • Bibliography 358
  • Chapter 12 Sports Knowledge Tests 360
  • Bibliography 372
  • Chapter 13 Marking in Physical Education 374
  • Bibliography 390
  • Chapter 14 Organization and Administration of the Measurement Program 391
  • Bibliography 404
  • Appendix a Table of Square Roots of Numbers from 1 to 1000 405
  • Appendix B Suggested Laboratory Exercises 416
  • Appendix C the New Britain System 420
  • Appendix D Norms for Aahper Youth Fitness Test 428
  • Appendix E Norms for Kirchner Motor Fitness Test 452
  • Appendix F Norms for Oregon Motor Fitness Test 456
  • Index 463
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