ERIC Number: ED291714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 1985. National School Population Fitness Survey.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.
Results from a national survey of the physical fitness of the nation's school children are presented in this monograph. The research was conducted to: (1) assess the physical fitness status of American public school children and youth ages 6-17, and establish national norms for this age group by sex and age, in 5 percent increments; (2) compare these data with the results of three similar national studies completed in 1958, 1965, and 1975; and (3) review and modify, if necessary, standards for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports "Presidential Physical Fitness Award" for school children. A national probability sample of 18,857 public school children in grades 1-12 was selected, resulting in data from 9,678 boys and 9,179 girls from 32 states, 52 school districts, and 161 schools. These children and youth were randomly administered six tests of physical fitness from a battery of nine tests. The data were collected and analyzed and conclusions were made. Statistical data are presented in tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.