Physical education test: How to score the test article A new test is coming for physical education students to ensure they’re on the right track for their future careers.
Key points:The Osteo-Protean Physical Education Test (OPPET) was developed by the Australian Physical Education Association and the Australian National Standards InstituteThe test is designed to assess the ability to move, balance and hold a balance on the groundAAP says the test is aimed at helping physical educators and other health and physical education professionals identify which skills are most important for the workplaceAAP is testing over 500,000 Australian students aged 15-18 to ensure that students have the necessary physical education knowledge to successfully complete the OPPET, which is designed for children aged six to 16.
It is one of the world’s most advanced tests for physical health and fitness.AAP chief executive officer and chief medical officer Dr John Drysdale said the test was a vital tool in helping physical education and health professionals identify the skills they need to effectively deliver physical education to their students.
“As a health and health professional I think it’s important to understand the skills and abilities we need in order to make sure our students have access to the physical activities that are essential to their physical education,” Dr Drysale said.
“It’s important for us to understand and be able to provide the education that’s right for our students.”
In a video released this week, the Australian Academy of Physical Education (AAPPE) says it is testing 500,001 Australian children aged 15 to 18 to ensure the test can be taken properly and that it’s not being overlooked.
“We’re very aware that it may be something that is out there and we know that the Osteos can help us identify those things, but that it also has to be a fair test that takes into account the ability of children to handle the pressure and the workload,” Dr David Pryce, chief executive of the AAPPE, said.
The test will be administered at the Australian Government School of Physical Therapy and Physical Education and is intended to assess students’ ability to safely move and balance on a regular basis.
“The OSTEOS are designed to help physical education providers assess the physical fitness and health of students to improve their ability to deliver physical health services, such as education, training, physical therapy and occupational therapy,” Dr Pryce said.
He said the tests would not only be a tool for physical educators but also physical health professionals to help assess the health of their students and provide more effective training.
“That’s where the AAP is really focused,” Dr Lachlan Cappell, chief clinical officer for the AAP, said, adding that the test had been developed in conjunction with the Australian Society for Paediatric Cardiology (ASPC) and the American College of Cardiology.
“What we’re really focused on is making sure that our students get the physical health information that they need, and that they’re given the training and information that is necessary to be successful,” Dr Cappel said.