ERIC Number: ED246641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Revision of a Motor Screening Instrument. The Standardization of a Criterion-Referenced Test in Fundamental Motor and Physical Fitness Skills. Final Report, March 1, 1980 through February 28, 1981.
Wessel, Janet A.; Ulrich, Dale
Findings are presented from a study designed to develop a physical education criterion reference test (CRT) and to devise norms for intellectually normal, educable mentally impaired, and trainable mentally impaired students (3-12 years old). The lack of valid and reliable CRT batteries for meeting the physical education needs of handicapped students is emphasized. Items for the CRT measuring fundamental motor skills and physical fitness were developed and administered to 279 normal, educable mentally impaired, and trainable mentally impaired students. The performance data were then used to construct normative tables across the three populations, and measures of reliability and content, descriptive, and criterion-selection validity were performed. Acceptable levels of validity and reliability were revealed. The CRT was designed for use in screening, determining eligibility, and providing input for placement and programing decisions. Data from performance results were used to develop student profiles, and analysis revealed significant differences in student performance on all 16 test items across the three student classifications. Extensive appendixes include the test manual. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: The document was developed by the Field Service Unit in Physical Education and Recreation for the Handicapped. Some charts may not reproduce well.