Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-24
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Thoroughly revised, the Sixth Edition ofMeasurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Scienceemphasizes measurement and evaluation activities as an integral part of program development and assessment in both school and non-school settings. Lacy bridges the gap between theory and practice by examining measurement and evaluation techniques for a variety of activitiesfrom coaching and teaching to adult education and community programs. Measurement and evaluation models use real-life, practical examples that help students grasp important concepts, while showing them how to integrate measurement and evaluation techniques into program design and development. As a result, future physical education teachers and practitioners develop the skills needed to assess, evaluate, and develop more effective physical education or activity programs.

Author Biography

Dr. Alan C. Lacy currently serves as Director of the School of Kinesiology and
Recreation at Illinois State University. After teaching and coaching in the public
schools in Texas and Arizona, he earned his Ed.D. from Arizona State University in
1983. He served on the faculty at Texas Christian University for 14 years, assumed
the chair position in the Department of Physical Education at Indiana State
University in 1995, and moved to his current position in 1999. During his career, Dr.
Lacy has published more than 25 articles, made more than 40 presentations, and co-
authored Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science. He
is a fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical
Education, Recreation, and Dance.   

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation
2. Linking Program Development with Measurement and Evaluation.
3. Basic Statistics.
4. Criteria for Test Selection.
5. Alternative Assessment.
6. Measuring Health-Related Physical Fitness and Physical Activity.
7. Measuring Psychomotor Skills.
8. Measuring Cognitive Knowledge.
9. Measuring Affective Behaviors.
10. Grading.
11. Using Self-Evaluation to Improve Instruction.
12. Measurement and Evaluation in Activity Settings.

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