Flashcards in Chapter 12- Principles To Test Selction And Administration Deck (39):
A college basketball coach would like to know which of her players has the most muscular power. Which of the following is the MOST valid test for measuring muscular power?
A. Vertical jump
B. 1 RM bench
C. 100m sprint
A. Vertical jump
When measuring max strength of a soccer player, which of the following could potentially adversely affect the test-retest reliability of the results?
A. Using multiple testers
B. Retesting at a different time of day
C. An athlete's inexperience with the tested exercise
D. Using an established testing protocol
A,B, and C ONLY
All of the following procedures should be followed when testing an athlete's cardio fitness in the heat EXCEPT?
A. Performing the test in an indoor facility
B. Using salt tablets to retain water
C. Drinking fluids during the test
D. Scheduling test in the AM
The bench press, vertical jump, and 10m sprint are the most valid tests for which of the following American football positions?
B. Defensive back
C. Defensive linemen
Which of the following sequences will produce the MOST reliable results?
A. 1 RM power clean, T-test, 1.5 mile run, 1RM bench
B. T-test, 1 Rm power clean, 1 RM bench, 1.5 mile run
Testing helps athletes and coaches assess athletic talent and identify physical abilities and areas in need of improvement.
Test scores can be used in goal setting. baseline measurements can be used to establish starting points which achievable goals can be set
___ is a procedure for assessing ability in a particular endeavor
____ test is a test used to assess ability that is performed away from the lab and does not require extensive training or expensive equipment.
___ si the process of collecting test data
___ is the process of analyzing test results for the purpose of making decisions
____ a test administered before the beginning of training to determine the athletes initial basic ability levels.
___ Is a test administered one or more times during the training period to assess progress and modify the program as needed to maximize benefit
_____ evaluation is periodic reevaluation based on mid tests administered during the training, usually at regular intervals
____ test that's administered after the training period to determine the success of the training program
Test results are only useful if the test actually measures what is supposed to measure ( )
___ refers to the degree to which a test or test item measures what it is supposed to measure, and it one of the MOST important characteristic of testing
There are several types of validity
1. Construct validity
2. Face validity
3. Content validity
4. Criterion referenced validity
___ validity is the ability of a test to represent the underlying construct, the overall validity
___ validity is the appearance to the athlete and other casual observers that the test measures what it is purported to measure. If it has this validity the athlete is more likely to respond positively
WHat is the most important part of a test?
___ validity is the assessment by expert that the testing covers all relevant subtopics or component abilities in appropriate proportions. To ensure this validity the test developer should list the ability components to be assessed and make sure they are all represented on the test.
___ validity is the extent to which test scores are associated with some other measure of the same ability. Three types 1. Concurrent, predictive, discriminant
Criterion referenced validity
____ is a measure of the degree of consistency or repeatability of a test. Ex0 if an athlete whose ability does not change is measured two times with a perfectly reliable test, the same score is obtained two time.
There are several ways to determine reliability. The most obvious one is to administer the same test several times. Statistical correlation of the scores from two administers provides a measure of ___
____ is a measure of the degree of consistency of a test. A test must be reliable to be valid, because highly variable results have little meaning.
____ variability is a lack of consistent performance by the person being tested
____ variability is the lack of consistent scores by a given tester. Different from integrated relaibility. This is a coach being more lenient
The professional must consider sport specificity, metabolic energy systems, bio mechanical movement, athlete experience, training status, age, and environment factors
Validity and reliability
For a test to be ___ it must emulate the energy requirements and important movements of the sport for which ability is being tested
Athletes experience, training status, age, and sex can affect test performance, so these factors should be considered in test selection. Environmental factors such as temp, ji dirty, and altitude can also influence test performance, so tester should try to standardize environmental conditions as much as possible.
To achieve accurate test results, tests must be administered safely, correctly, and in an organized manner.
Everything should be noted when giving a test
Set up of test
For 1 RM squat the pin height of the barbell
A well organized testing session in which the athletes are aware of the purpose and procedures of the testing, will enhance the ___ of test measures
It is preferable to have the same person administer a given test is time and schedules permit because this eliminates ____ reliability
When administering a ___ ___ (max pullups and push-ups) test should be separated by at least 5 minutes to prevent the effects of fatigue from confounding the test results.
Test requiring high skill such as agility tests should be administered before test that are likely to produce fatigue
1. Nonfatiguing test (height, weight, ski fold, vertical jump)
2. Agility test ( t-test, pro agility test)
3. Max power and strength test (1RM power clean, 1RM squat)
4.Sprint test (40m sprint)
5. Local muscular endurance (push-up)
6. Fatiguing anaerobic capacity test (300 yard shuttle)
7. Aerobic capacity test (1.5 mile run)
The test order should also be designed to require minimal recovery time between tests allowing for a more efficient testing session
The date, time, and purpose of a test battery should be announced in advance to allow athletes to prepare physical ally and mentally.
To maximize test reliability, athletes should be familiar with test content and procedures.