Tuesday, November 23, 2010
IS THE TRUNK LIFT TEST A VALID ASSESSMENT?
The trunk lift test is part of the Fitnessgram, which has a variety of fitness tests used in schools all over the country. Many states, such as New York and Texas, have made Fitnessgarm testing a requirement in their schools. All of the tests have shown to accurately gauge students fitness levels in a safe and effective manner. Instructors are able to record the tests results and use them in the future to measure for improvement on future tests, while also giving students an idea of their overall fitness level. As part of all of the Fitnessgram tests, instructors are able to help students prepare for the test, and improve on low scores, while maintaining or improving passing scores.
HOW WILL THE INSTRUCTOR CONTROL FOR RELIABILITY?
In order to make sure the test is run accurately and reliably, the instructor will only allow a small number of students to perform the test at one time. A demonstration and explanation of the test will be given to ensure that students understand how and why they should perform the test. Each student will have a marker to make sure they keep their eyes down and are not looking up causing cervical movement. While the test is being performed the instructor will be looking for proper form and correct any students who are not performing the test properly. This will allow for 100% accuracy during the test.