ERIC Number: ED120212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Assessment of Educational Progress in North Carolina, 1973-74, Health and Physical Education, Grade 3.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.
In the 1973-74 North Carolina State Assessment approximately 2,500 third-graders took a health test and a physical education test. The students were randomly selected to represent the third-grade population in the state as a whole and in the three geographic regions: Mountains, Piedmont, and Costal Plains. Both sexes were about evenly represented. About 70 percent were white and 30 percent nonwhite, reflecting the overall racial composition of the state. The health test covered a variety of major health areas such as food and nutrition, dental care, first aid, safety, personal care, growth and development, mental health, and environmental health. Motor performance was measured by the physical education test. Softballs and balance beams replaced papers and pencils as third graders participated in a variety of physical activities: shuttle run, wall rebound, standing broad jump, balance walk, and throw for distance. No conclusions are drawn about the health test performance because of its experimental nature and the absence of solid criteria for judging good performance. Results of the physical education test are presented by state, region, race, sex, family income level, and parental education level. Again, no conclusion were drawn due to the lack of standards of acceptable motor performance. The two tests are appended. (RC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina