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1 Measuring Psychomotor Skills
PE 254

2 Psychomotor Domain emphasized in school settings includes:
skill-related physical fitness development of movement competence

3 Considerations for Testing
Encourage maximum effort. Get to know each student. Provide effective demonstrations. Avoid potentially embarrassing situations. Test in a nonthreatening environment. Practice or simulate testing conditions. Recognize contraindicated (injurious) activities.

4 Uses of Psychomotor Tests
Provide valid measurements. Classify students. Include item as a part of a more comprehensive set of tests. Assess performance to predict potential in particular activities. Motivate students to higher levels of skills performance.

5 Uses of Psychomotor Tests (continued)
Determine student achievement and grades. Developing class profiles. Assess instructional effectiveness in a specific unit of instruction. Supplement and enrich class instruction. Diagnose motor deficiencies.

6 Skill-Related Dimension
agility balance coordination power speed reaction time

7 Measuring Agility zig zag runs side-stepping obstacle runs
shuttle runs

8 Measuring Balance static balance – ability to maintain equilibrium in a stationary position stork stand dynamic balance – ability to move through space in a steady and stable manner balance beam walk

9 Measuring Coordination
coordination – harmoniously integrate multiple gross motor skills into a smooth movement pattern Body Coordination Test (alternate hand wall toss test, juggling test with bean bags or tennis balls)

10 Measuring Power standing long jump vertical jump
softball throw for distance (throwing power)

11 Measuring Speed and Reaction
Speed and reaction can be considered separately, but there is a relationship. 50 yard dash Hand Reaction Time Test

12 Measuring Basketball Skills
AAHPERD Basketball Skills Test control dribble defensive movement passing speed spot shooting

13 Measuring Football Skills
Football Skills Test ball-changing zigzag run catching a forward pass football pass for accuracy football punt for distance kickoff 50-yard dash with football

14 Measuring Soccer Skills
Soccer Skills Test dribbling heading juggling wall volleying

15 Measuring Softball Skills
Softball Skills Tests base running catching fly balls fielding ground balls fungo hitting overhead throw for accuracy softball throw for distance

16 Measuring Volleyball Skills
Volleyball Skills Test passing serving setting volleying

17 Measuring Badminton Skills
Short-Serve Test Badminton Wall- Volley Test Long-Serve Test

18 Golf Golf Skills Test chip shot long putt middle-distance shot
drive shot

19 Racquetball Racquetball Skills Test Short Wall-Volley Test
Long Wall-Volley Test

20 Tennis Tennis Skills Test Forehand and Backhand Drive
Service Placement Test

21 Using Alternative Assessments
Carefully designed checklists and rating scales (scoring rubrics) can be used for assessing the psychomotor domain. student projects event tasks peer assessment self-assessment teacher observation

22 Reminder Quiz 5 on Monday, October 25th (Muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and psychomotor skills)

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