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Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 7th Edition

By Alan C. Lacy

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 25, 2014


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This practical, user-friendly new edition bridges the gap between theory and practice by examining measurement and evaluation techniques for a variety of activities–from coaching and teaching to adult education and community programs. In Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise, Seventh Edition, you get the skills you need to assess, evaluate, and develop more effective physical education or activity programs. Real-life, practical examples illustrate the measurement and evaluation models to help you grasp important concepts, while showing how to integrate measurement and evaluation techniques into program design and development.
  • Measurement and evaluation made real: See why and how measurement and evaluation will be integral to your activity-based professional lives.
  • The most current information and the latest research have been incorporated throughout the text.
  • Essential statistical techniques for measurement and evaluation are presented in a user-friendly, practical approach that encourages and reinforces learning.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation
2. Linking Program Development with Measurement and Evaluation
3. Basic Statistics
4. Criteria for Test Selection
5. Alternative Assessment
6. Measuring Health-Related Physical Fitness and Physical Activity
7. Measuring Psychomotor Skills
8. Measuring Cognitive Knowledge
9. Measuring Affective Behaviors
10. Grading
11. Using Self-Evaluation to Improve Instruction
12. Measurement and Evaluation in Activity Settings