1500 metre Predictor Test
Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made but, in the analysis, we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.
The 1500 metre Predictor Test is used to predict an athlete's 1500 metre time.
To undertake this test, you will require:
How to conduct the test
The athlete is required to run 2 sets of
The time for each run 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 the results of previous tests. 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 the degree to which the test actually measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made on the basis of test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor the effect of training on the athlete's physical development.
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