Student Precision and Reliability of the Team Sport Assessment in Basketball: A Primary Education Case Study

  • FM Otero-Saborido
  • AC Lluch
  • JA González-Jurado
Keywords: TSAP, Pupils, Primary School, Invasion Games, Formative Assessment


The main aim of this study was to apply the Team Sport Assessment Procedure (TSAP) and formative assessment of invasion sport. The specific objectives were to determine the degree of agreement among expert observers, inter-observer reliability (internal consistency), and intra observer reliability (temporal reliability). Elementary sixth grade pupils (N=52; age 11.35±0.77), from a state school in Seville (Spain) participated. The pupils followed a training process using the Team Sport Assessment Procedure, which features six variables distributed between the game phases, attack and defence. Training consisted of five sessions of 45 minutes each. After the training process, the pupils observed and assessed the edited sequences for subsequent analysis. In four of the five variables chosen, 80% of the 52 pupils obtained intraclass correlation scores of ≥0.80. For ‘volume of play’, 82.46% of the observers obtained a precision coefficient of ≥0.80. In contrast, the ‘efficiency index’, recorded a moderate precision coefficient. What is new in this study is the presentation of situations of superiority and the monitoring of participation of primary school children. The positive results obtained from observer precision reliability, reinforce the possibility of using this tool as a method of assessment in primary education.

Keywords: TSAP, Pupils, Primary School, Invasion Games, Formative Assessment


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print ISSN: 0379-9069