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Muscular Strength and Endurance Pre and Post Test Analysis

Pre Test Analysis

Part one of the pre test asked students to identify the four different fitness principles as
well as the different contractions. On average, 18 students were able to answer each question
correctly. Therefore, only 23.7 percent of students were able to correctly identify a fitness term
or principle. Eccentric, concentric, and isometric contractions were especially challenging for
students to identify. I plan to introduce these principles first and constantly relate them to
exercises in every class so students can see what the contractions look like. I will also
frequently quiz them during the closure to make sure they not only know but understand the
different contractions. Each class I will introduce and focus on a different principle and ask
higher order thinking questions to get students thinking about each one so they can better
identify the concept.

Part two focused on types of training such as muscular endurance and muscular
strength and compound and isolation exercises. 36.8 percent of students were able to answer
these questions correctly on average. More students were able to answer questions in this part
compared to the others but most were not able to identify the training types. I believe the
concepts are easy to understand and differentiate once defined so I will be sure to introduce the
topics early on in the unit but if they appear to understand through closure questions I will not
reiterate myself and the concepts too much so I can focus on areas they struggled with more.
Part three was identifying the 12 muscle groups. On average 21 percent of students
were able to identify each muscle correctly. The most identifiable muscles were the gluteus
maximus with 42.1 percent of students being able to name tit correctly, followed by 39.5 percent
of students being able to name the pectorals. The latissimus dorsi and gastrocnemius were
answered correctly the least. The latissimus dorsi was answered correctly by 13.6 percent of
students and the gastrocnemius was answered correctly by 15.8 percent of students. The more
identifiable muscles such as the pectorals and gluteus maximus I will stress less while the
muscles answered correctly the least I will stress and repeat more. Whenever I demonstrate an
exercise I will say and point to the muscle it is primarily working out. I will also put the muscles
on task cards for exercises for the circuit and in the weight room. The muscles will be said
everyday and the students will have an activity focused entirely on muscle ID. Students will also
have part of their project focused on muscle identification.

Part four was short answer and only 6.6 percent of students on average were able to
answer questions correctly. The part focused on DOMS and recovery. I have decided to add a
lesson into my unit that solely focuses on active recovery so students wont just get a definition
but also have activities that they can relate the concept to. I will place the lesson on a day that
students had a workout directly the day before so I can relate it to them being sore.

Post Test Analysis

Students were able to answer questions in part one with the highest percentage. On
average, 97.7 percent of students were able to answer the questions about fitness terms. Each
day a new principle or term was introduced and past terms learned were reviewed. Students
repetively heard the terms and there were discussions on how each could be applied so it was
more than just a word and definition. Compared to the pre test the percentage of correctly
answered questions increased by 70 percent. I am happy to see that students were impacted by
the unit and were able to show their learning.

Students also showed growth in answering the part two questions. For the pre test, only
36.8 percent of students were able to identify the types of training. For the post test, the average
percentage of students who were able to answer the questions correctly increased to 95.73
percent. I was surprised more students were not able to answer all these questions correctly
due to the format of the test, how often it was reviewed and with the tips I gave to help them
remember. However, I am still pleased that out of 82 students at the most five students
answered a question incorrectly. The questions asked to match muscular endurance, muscular
strength, compound exercise, and isolation exercise. I think those students who answered
incorrectly may have just gotten confused. There were also a few kids who missed previous
classes but still opted to take the test despite not being as prepared.

Part three had the lowest percentage of correct answers but still showed improvement.
Students were only able to answer on average questions in part three 21 percent of the time.
For the post test the percentage greatly increased to 92.46 percent. Part three was muscle
labeling and students voiced being concerned about not knowing them all. Students were
constantly reminded of them; I would point some out during stretching, they did projects that
included labeling them, there was informal assessments, they were labeled on all the exercises
and the workouts were divided so they worked out certain muscles on certain days. I was really
happy that everyone was able to identify where the gluteus maximus was located. For the pre
test less than 50 percent of students were able to label it. Students most often were not able to
label the quadriceps and hamstrings because they mixed them up. I always pointed to each one
when speaking about the muscle and quizzed them frequently but mixing them up is something
I even catch myself doing sometimes. Students were least likely able to identify the latissimus
dorsi and gastrocnemius during the pre test due to them not being recognizable or well known
muscles. 84.15 percent of students were able to identify the latissimus dorsi during the post test
which increased by about 70 percent. The gastrocnemius was identified correctly by 82.93
percent during the post test which increased from 15.8 percent of students. I am impressed with
the improvements shown and pleased to know that students are a little more familiar with their
body. Knowing the muscles is so important when it comes to creating their own workout plans.

Most students left part four empty during the post test because it was short answer and
made it difficult to guess if they did not know the answer. On average only 6.6 percent of
students were able to answer the questions referring to DOMS and active recovery correctly.
For the post test, the percentage increased to 93.7 percent. 100 percent of students were able
to identify DOMS. After the pre test, I decided to create a lesson that completely focused on
active recovery and the questions that were asked in this part. I feel that lesson contributed
heavily to students understanding.