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FURTADO-GALLAGHER MOVEMENT SKILL ASSESSMENT: COLLECTING EVIDENCE FOR CONTENT-RELATED VALIDITY

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Furtado, Ovande (2004) FURTADO-GALLAGHER MOVEMENT SKILL ASSESSMENT: COLLECTING EVIDENCE FOR CONTENT-RELATED VALIDITY. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) emphasizes in its second edition of the National Standards for Physical Education the importance of linking instruction and assessment in physical education. NASPE standards reflect what students should know and be able to do as a result of a quality physical education (NASPE, 2004). This link is even more beneficial to students and teachers alike when assessment is aligned with the NASPE content standards. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a criterion-referenced assessment tool to test movement concepts and fundamental movement skills of children ages 3 through 10 and provide evidence for content-related validity. An attempt was made to develop an assessment tool that is tied closely to the postulates of the National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE, 2004). The gathering of evidence for content-related validity was accomplished through judgments of a panel of 20 content experts (professors = 8; and PE teachers = 12). An Internet-based item review form was used to collect information from experts. Experts rated content at item level (31 items divided in 7 categories) using a four point likert-type scale where 1 being 'not important at all' and 4 'very important'. Content was also rated at test level (7 questions) addressing the match between the test content and the test general characteristics (e.g., match between the proposed set of items and the test purpose). This set of questions were rated on a five point likert-type scale with 1 being 'poor' and 5 being 'excellent'. Many of the expert reviewers also provided written feedback on the content of the test. Descriptive statistics (percentage of responses and median) were used along with qualitative procedures for data analysis. The analysis of content at the item level yielded revision of 11 items. Also, three items were considered not appropriate for either 3-6 or 7-10 age groups. Four items were included based on experts written comments. Finally, two items were dropped out of the test. The analysis of the content at the test level showed that questions were rated as 'very good' or 'excellent' by 80% or more of judges. The information collected from content experts served to validate and confirm the content of this assessment tool while providing helpful feedback with which to make improvements in content and format. Results of this study provided an initial support for the content-related validity of the Furtado-Gallagher Movement Skill Assessment. Content validity is an ongoing process throughout the development of any instrument and further analysis will be needed to confirm the content validity of this assessment tool.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Furtado, Ovandeovfst@pitt.eu
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGallagher, Jere Deegal@pitt.eduGAL
Committee MemberPingel, Louispingel@pitt.eduPINGEL
Committee MemberDuquin, Marymduquin@pitt.eduMDUQUIN
Date: 15 December 2004
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 19 December 2004
Approval Date: 15 December 2004
Submission Date: 4 December 2004
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Health, Physical, Recreational Education
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; furtado; motor skills; movement concepts; ovande; physical education
Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-12042004-093510/, etd-12042004-093510
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:07
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:53
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10010

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