Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-25
  • Publisher: PEARSON

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This practical, user-friendly new edition bridges the gap between theory and practice by examining measurement and evaluation techniques for a variety of activities–from coaching and teaching to adult education and community programs. In Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise, Seventh Edition, you get the skills you need to assess, evaluate, and develop more effective physical education or activity programs. Real-life, practical examples illustrate the measurement and evaluation models to help you grasp important concepts, while showing how to integrate measurement and evaluation techniques into program design and development.
  • Measurement and evaluation made real: See why and how measurement and evaluation will be integral to your activity-based professional lives.
  • The most current information and the latest research have been incorporated throughout the text.
  • Essential statistical techniques for measurement and evaluation are presented in a user-friendly, practical approach that encourages and reinforces learning.

Author Biography

Dr. Alan 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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