ERIC Number: ED048618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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Physical Achievement and the Schools.
Collins, George J.; Hunter, J. Scott
This report prepared in cooperation with the President's Council on Physical Fitness, presents data on some aspects of the physical activity programs in public and private elementary and secondary schools and the use of standardized tests of physical achievement as part of the schools' overall appraisal of the physical fitness of their pupils. It also provides data on the test results of the pupils in schools having such testing programs. The scope of this study is limited to the extent to which schools have implemented the basic recommendations of the President's Council on Physical Fitness. These recommendations focus on health appraisals and on physical activity and testing programs in schools. Such programs are designed to contribute to the development of strength, endurance, flexibility, and other physical qualities necessary for good health and better living. Nearly all schools were found to provide physical education programs at some grade level and 48% of the schools were found to use a standardized test to measure selected physical abilities of some of their students. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Evaluation, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Secondary Schools, Students, Tests
Superintendent of Documents; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402. ($0.25 per copy)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.