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ERIC Number: ED141299
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Identification of Physically Underdeveloped Pupils: Activities to Improve Their Performance.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.
Screening tests consisting of observation procedures and simple physical exercises requiring only a chinning bar, stopwatch, and record forms are suggested for identifying pupils aged ten to seventeen who are underdeveloped in strength, flexibility, agility, or cardiorespiratory endurance. Classes should be divided into pairs with one pupil acting as scorer while the other performs the test. Tests consist of (1) pull-ups (boys) or flexed arm hand (girls) for measuring strength, (2) situps for measuring flexibility, (3) squat thrust for measuring agility, and (4) a recovery index test for measuring caridorespiratory endurance. Performance standards for each test are given, and observable signs in pupils during or after exercise which may indicate a need for medical referral are listed. Remedial programs are suggested for those who fail the screening test standards. (MB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.