Constructing a written test for physical education class

G. Ikonomopoulos, G. Tzetzis, E. Kioumourtzoglou

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Research has shown that physical educators rarely evaluate students' knowledge in physical education classes. The purpose of this study was to construct a written test based on the Greek curriculum goals for elementary school for the fifth and sixth grade. One hundred and seventy-seven elementary pupils (101 boys and 76 girls) took part in the test. The test was controlled for validity, overall difficulty and variability in test scores. Reliability, difficulty and discrimination of each item were also controlled. The results of the analysis indicated that this test might be a useful tool for physical education teachers. The items referred to teaching basketball skills but can also be useful for many other skills as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-226
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Human Movement Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Physical education
  • Teaching basketball skills
  • Written test construction


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