Research Impact: This was the first study internationally to examine the reliability of student assessed measures of health related fitness in school settings. A two group study design was used in which students were randomly assigned in to a research assistant assessed or student assessed group. Reliability indices for both groups were then compared and revealed that, following familiarisation training, student assessed measures of HRPF were as reliable as those taken by experienced research assistants. Although no testing situation can be perfect, particularly in a field-based or school context, this study presents various steps that can be taken to minimize potential sources of error and optimize reliability, while simultaneously contributing to student learning.
O’Keeffe BT, Donnelly AE and MacDonncha C (2020) Test-retest reliability of student administered health-related fitness tests in school settings. Pediatric Exercise Science 32(1): 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2019-0166