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(EXS 339) Measurement and Evaluation

The study of measurement and evaluation in physical education by learning to statistically organize, describe, and interpret data. The course will also include techniques of test construction to measure mental, social, and physical performance objectives from planning to analysis.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. systematically evaluate the psychometric properties of assessment techniques to help them make informed decisions;
  2. Define and compare the terms evaluation, measurement, and test;
  3. Understand how the dynamic nature of society has affected the role of the physical activity professional;
  4. Cite evidence relating to the roles of physical activity, obesity, and fitness on health;
  5. Select and understand the statistical technique that is correct for a given situation;
  6. Utilize statistical programs to analyze data;
  7. Understand the importance of validity, reliability, and objectivity for norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests;
  8. Select valid and reliable tests and criterion scores based on measurement theory;
  9. Identify important test characteristics;
  10. Identify the methods used to measure physical activity and fitness;
  11. Identify tests used to measure aerobic endurance, body composition, and musculoskeletal fitness;
  12. Outline procedures to appropriately assign grades in a physical education class;
  13. Understand authentic and alternative assessments;
  14. Outline procedures to evaluate and develop valid and reliable motor skill tests;
  15. Outline procedures to develop a knowledge test;
  16. Evaluate knowledge tests in terms of reliability and item analysis.