Guidelines for the Selection of Physical Literacy Measures in Physical Education in Australia

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Assessment of physical literacy poses a dilemma of what instrument to use. There is currently no guide regarding the suitability of common assessment approaches. The purpose of this brief communication is to provide a user’s guide for selecting physical literacy assessment instruments appropriate for use in school physical education and sport settings. Although recommendations regarding specific instruments are not provided, the guide offers information about key attributes and considerations for the use. A decision flow chart has been developed to assist teachers and affiliated school practitioners to select appropriate methods of assessing physical literacy. School physical education and sport scenarios are presented to illustrate this process. It is important that practitioners are empowered to select the most appropriate instrument/s to suit their needs.

Barnett is with the School of Health and Social Development, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Dudley is with the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Telford is with Research Institute for Sport and Exercise, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Lubans and Morgan are with the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia. Bryant is with the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom. Roberts is with the School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, United Kingdom. Schranz is with the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Weissensteiner is Principal Advisor, Talent Pathways, for the NSW Office of Sport, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW. Vella is with the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Salmon is with the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Ziviani is with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Okely is with the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Wainwright is with the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy, School of Sport Health and Outdoor Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales, United Kingdom. Evans is with the Sport and Exercise Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Keegan is with the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Barnett (lisa.barnett@deakin.edu.au) is corresponding author.
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