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ERIC Number: ED127326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
North York Fall Norms for Boys and Girls Age 12-14 for: CAHPER Tests; Measures of Aerobic Fitness; Peak Flow; Muscle Strength; Percent Body Fat.
Tests are described that were given to 1,000 students randomly selected at grade 7-9 levels with an equal representation from both sexes. Participants were selected from two junior high schools in North York for a study comparing students in a regular physical education program to those in a program to develop cardiovascular endurance. The first half of the paper describes six Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (CAHPER) tests in terms of purpose, equipment, performance, scoring, and gives normative data for each test for boys and girls ages 12, 13, and 14. CAHPER Fitness Tests include the one-minute speed sit up, the standing broad jump, the shuttel run, the flexed arm hand, the 50-yard run, and the 300-yard run. In the second part of the paper a discussion is given about cardiovascular fitness and its importance and role in today's society. Several methods of estimating cardiovascular endurance are explained and norm tables for the three age levels follow. In addition, norms are provided for peak respiratory flow, grip strength, and percent body fat. (DMT)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada