8th Edition

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

ISBN 9781138232341
Published February 18, 2018 by Routledge
462 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations

USD $110.00

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Book Description

The eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science, now published in paperback and hardback, offers students a clear and practical guide to best practice for measurement and evaluation in school- and nonschool-based physical activity programs.

Written by two academics with backgrounds in physical education teacher education (PETE), the book emphasizes the link between theory and practice and reflects the most recent changes in national physical education programs. It covers a full range of introductory topics, including current trends in measurement and evaluation, program development, statistics, test selection, and an expanded chapter on alternative assessment, before introducing:

• measurement for health-related physical fitness

• measurement for psychomotor skills

• measurement for cognitive knowledge

• measurement for affective behaviors

• grading

• self-evaluation.

Each chapter features learning aids such as objectives, key terms, practical applications, and review questions, while an appendix offers in-depth Excel assignments. Offering a full companion website featuring an instructor’s manual, lecture slides, and a test bank, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science is a complete resource for instructors and students, alike. It is an essential text for students in measurement and evaluation classes as part of a degree program in physical education, exercise science or kinesiology, and a valuable reference for practitioners seeking to inform their professional practice.

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 Assessments 

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-Based Settings 

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Alan C. Lacy is Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University, USA, where he currently serves as an associate vice president in the Office of the Provost. He has previously served as associate dean in the College of Applied Science and Technology and director of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at ISU. He is a fellow of the Research Consortium of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). 

Skip M. Williams is Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University, USA, where he currently serves as the undergraduate director of physical education teacher education and graduate sequence coordinator for the Physical Education Pedagogy program. Before teaching in higher education, Dr. Williams taught and coached in public schools. His main research focus is on activity and fitness promotion of children and adolescents in school settings.

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Companion Website

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