Monday, December 13, 2010

Test Validity

In order to make a test valid a valid criterion must be set.To set a valid criterion-referenced standard, the scoring of the fitness gram assessments uses both scientific knowledge and measurement expertise. It set standards based on expert judgment and the relationship between the field test and the criterion measure.   The standard represents the level of risk for the health outcome related to the fitness component being tested.  The Fitnessgram uses a range of scores called the Healthy Fitness Zone for their tests.  It is hard to say whether or not the curl-up assessment is valid because there is more than one way to perform it, instead of using a measuring strip they can bring their fingertips to their bent knees.  So it is very difficult to validate this test.

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