Measurement in Physical Education

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appendix B
suggested laboratory exercises
The highlight of the measurement course manifests itself in the laboratory, where each student is offered an opportunity to practice test administration tinder the trained eye of the professor. The objectives of this experience include:
1. Opportunity to select a test or tests with a specific purpose to be accomplished.
2. Preparing oneself to administer the test properly and efficiently.
3. Responsibility for preparing the test area, which includes organizing equipment, securing score cards, and drawing up directions.
4. 4. Orienting the students to be tested.
5. 5. Analyzing the test data for meaningful results.
6. 6. Reporting to class on the test results, and suggesting how they might be applied in the construction of a physical education program.

The pedagogical approach to the laboratory program varies, depending upon the instructor. For example, this is the way in which the author conducts his tests and measurement laboratories:

After the lecture in which classification of testing instruments is presented, time is spent discussing in some detail the types of tests included in each of the classifications. The discussion always emphasizes the use of test results in the physical education program. Testing for the sake of testing is a waste of time.

Once the students have gained a fair understanding of the classification, two or three students are assigned an area of testing, e.g., strength, cardiovascular, motor fitness, motor ability, nutrition, skill, or body me-

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Measurement in Physical Education
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • 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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