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ERIC Number: ED124538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 12
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Evaluating the Effects of Exercise.
Rosentswieg, Joel
When attempts are made to utilize the procedures generally accepted in evaluation to look at something as vague as the term "exercise", confusion becomes compounded exponentially. It is important that the fundamental elements of movement, the laws of motion, and the basic movement of skills be taught to everyone. If there is a need to know what has been learned over a period of time, an initial test given at the beginning of the instructional period can be compared with similar tests given at another period. What you want to measure must be carefully defined so that valid, reliable, and objective measures may be taken. Pre-testing, after assuring that procedure and basic skills of every test are learned, provides a criterion measure. A well-designed activity program that includes time for formative evaluation to take place is necessary to continue motivation and improvement. If the teacher is doing a good job teaching, it is rewarding to see the students enthusiastically recognize their abilities by noting that they are performing above the average on standarized tests. It is a simple task to find an instrument that purports to measure whatever facet you have decided upon as your goal. To realize the potential of evaluation to determine the effects of exercise involves considerable effort on the part of the teacher, particularly in terms of planning before the actual need to evaluate begins. (SK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Southern District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Convention (Mobile, Alabama, March 18-21, 1976)