Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Health and Physical Education

Committee Chair

James G. Nylander

Second Committee Member

Dean Nicholson

Third Committee Member

William D. Floyd


The purpose of establishing a basketball skills test for fifth and sixth grade boys was to recognize any talent already self-possessed, to determine the achievement level in skill, and to serve as an aid in diagnosing weaknesses. In addition, it would aid as a classifier of ability to assist in class division for team competition and the after-school athletic program. This skills test could also be used as a strong motivational device.