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1 Measurement, Evaluation, Assessment, and Statistics
2 Describing and Presenting a Distribution of Scores
3 Investigating the Relationship of Scores
4 Investigating the Difference in Scores
5 What is a Good Test?
6 Construction of Knowledge Tests
7 Assessing and Grading the Students
8 Construction and Administration of Psychomotor Tests
11 Cardiorespiratory Fitness
13 Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Power
14 Anthropometry and Body Composition
15 Physical Fitness
16 Older Adult
17 Special-Needs Populations
18 Sports Skills
Appendix A Square Root Example
Appendix B Values of the Correlation (r)
Appendix C Critical Values of t (Two-Tailed Test)
Appendix D F-Distribution
Appendix E Values of the Studentized Range (q)
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