ERIC Number: EJ1089435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers' Perceptions of a Fundamental Movement Skill (FMS) Assessment Battery in a School Setting
Lander, Natalie; Morgan, Philip J.; Salmon, Jo; Barnett, Lisa M.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v20 n1 p50-62 2016
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) competence is low in adolescent girls. An assessment tool for teachers is needed to monitor FMS in this demographic. The present study explored whether the Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA) is feasible for use by physical education (PE) teachers of Australian Year 7 girls in a school setting. Surveys, focus group interviews, and direct observation of 18 specialist PE teachers investigated teachers' perceptions of this tool. Results indicated that the CAMSA was usable in a real-world school setting and was considered a promising means to assess FMS in Year 7 girls. However, future iterations may require minor logistical alterations and further training for teachers on how to utilize the assessment data to enhance teaching practice. These considerations could be used to improve future design, application, and training of the CAMSA in school-based PE.
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Grade 7, Adolescents, Females, Surveys, Focus Groups, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Feasibility Studies, Test Reliability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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