ERIC Number: ED320857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Fitness Promotion. Program Evaluation Handbook.
IOX Assessment Associates, Culver City, CA.
Intended as a resource for individuals wishing to evaluate physical fitness programs, this handbook, one of a series of seven, provides a collection of measuring devices that can improve the quality of such evaluations. Chapter 1 introduces the handbook's contents and outlines evaluation related issues specific to physical fitness programs. Chapter 2 introduces the key operations involved in program evaluation, emphasizing the role of assessment instruments in the gathering of information needed for defensible evaluations. Chapter 3 treats physical fitness measures and provides checklists and facts on regular exercise. The fourth chapter, on physiological measures, contains the measuring tools designed to be used in the evaluation and design of physical fitness programs. These measures deal with behavior, knowledge, skills, and affective outcomes. Each measure is introduced by a brief description of the purpose of the assessment instrument, as well as procedures for administering, scoring, and analyzing the resulting data. Chapter 5 describes how technical appraisals of the handbook's measures can be carried out. Appendixes contain amplified content descriptions for updating the various measures, an explanation of informed consent procedures, and an annotated bibliography. (JD)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Exercise, Health Education, Physical Fitness, Program Evaluation, Psychometrics
IOX Assessment Associates, 5420 McConnell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Authoring Institution: IOX Assessment Associates, Culver City, CA.
Note: For the other titles in this series, see SP 032 099, SP 032 102-105, and SP 032 107.