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Teachers perceptions of a Fundamental Movement Skill (FMS) assessment battery in a school setting

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posted on 02.01.2016, 00:00 authored by Natalie LanderNatalie Lander, P J Morgan, Jo SalmonJo Salmon, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) competence is low in adolescent girls. An assessment tool for teachers is needed to monitor FMS in this demographic. The present study explored whether the Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA) is feasible for use by physical education (PE) teachers of Australian Year 7 girls in a school setting. Surveys, focus group interviews, and direct observation of 18 specialist PE teachers investigated teachers perceptions of this tool. Results indicated that the CAMSA was usable in a real-world school setting and was considered a promising means to assess FMS in Year 7 girls. However, future iterations may require minor logistical alterations and further training for teachers on how to utilize the assessment data to enhance teaching practice. These considerations could be used to improve future design, application, and training of the CAMSA in school-based PE.

History

Journal

Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Volume

20

Issue

1

Pagination

50 - 62

ISSN

1091-367X

eISSN

1532-7841

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Taylor and Francis