A physical fitness knowledge test for first graders

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Rolayne Wilson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The major purposes of this study were to construct a pictorial paper-and-pencil physical fitness knowledge test for first graders based on the content contained in the AAHPERD (1981a) Basic Stuff with a focus on the Exercise Physiology component of the series, and to establish reliability and validity of the instrument. The procedure for developing a physical fitness knowledge test for first graders involved construction of a two-way table of specifications delineating test content from Basic Stuff and utilization of a cognitive taxomony from the Educational Testing Service (n.d.). The pilot studies consisted of 15 test items. The first pilot study analysis indicated that the test did not discriminate well so the test for the second pilot study had three pictorial choices rather than two. The test was administered to 73 first-graders. The Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 yielded a reliability coefficient of .38 on the first pilot study and .40 on the second pilot study. Flanagan's (1939) method of item analysis was used to determine statistical validity of the 15 test items. Items meeting the criterion for acceptance were retained, while the remaining items were discarded or revised.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Physical fitness for children $x Testing
Physical education for children

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