ERIC Number: ED047338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Determination of Evaluative Devices for Adequate Assessment of Levels of Competence in Certain Physical Education Activities. Final Report.
Wilson, Ruth M.
This investigation sought to study separately evaluative devices for assessing levels of performance and knowledge competency in basketball, swimming, and gymnastics. Subjects were women students at the University of Washington, 1968-69. For assessment of basketball competence, indications are that: (1) evaluation, by one individual, of films of play can be highly reliable as a measuring method of skills but not knowledge; (2) film evaluation cannot assess knowledge; and (3) skill evaluation cannot be used to indicate knowledge. Swimming competency was assessed using both a written test and self-estimates of two random samples. Comparisons made between the test and self-estimates reveal comparable results for the two samples. Conclusions indicate that: (1) self-estimate cannot be the sole measuring device employed; and (2) scores on the written test used here cannot be used as an accurate measure of competency. Evaluation by qualified judges of gymnastics performance indicates that film evaluation of skill, rating by the course instructor, and rating by a high level performer who has competed can all be valid measures of competency. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.