1500 metre Predictor Test
Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made. In the analysis, we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.
The 1500 metre Predictor Test predicts an athlete's 1500 metre time.
To conduct this test, you will require:
How to conduct the test
The athlete is required to run two sets of
Each run's time is recorded, and the accumulated time for each set is recorded. The average time of these two accumulated times is the predicted 1500 metres time for the athlete.
The average time of the two accumulated times is (240 + 283) ÷ 2 = 261.5 seconds
Predicted time for the 1500 metres is 4 minutes 21.5 seconds
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Analysis of the result is by comparing it with previous tests' results. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement.
This test is suitable for middle distance athletes but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore, the test reliability.
Test validity refers to how the test measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made based on test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor training on the athlete's physical development.
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