ERIC Number: ED433628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual Developed in Connection with Project Target. The National Fitness Test for Youth with Disabilities.
Winnick, Joseph P.; Short, Francis X.
This test manual presents information on the Brockport Physical Fitness Test (BPFT), a criterion-referenced fitness test for children and adolescents with disabilities. The first chapter of the test manual includes an introduction and target populations are identified, defined, and classified. The second chapter presents information on the conceptual framework for the test. Physical activity, health, and health-related physical fitness are discussed and their relationships to the purposes of the BPFT are presented. Also described in the second chapter is a personalized approach to physical fitness testing. The third chapter presents recommendations on using the BPFT along with three alternatives for using the tests. Chapter 4 includes health-related, criterion-referenced test selection guides and standards for assessing physical fitness. This information is presented in tables that identify health-related parameters of the general population and selected areas of specific disability. Chapter 5 includes general recommendations for test administration and test items. Chapter 6 deals with the testing of the physical fitness of youngsters with severe disabilities. The final section of the test manual includes appendices that contain a body mass index table, information on purchasing and constructing unique equipment, and a glossary of terms. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Criterion Referenced Tests, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Tests, Physical Fitness, Physical Fitness Tests, Standards, Test Construction, Test Content, Test Items, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing Accommodations
Human Kinetics, 1607 North Market St., P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076; Fax: 217-351-2674.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Brockport. Coll. at Brockport.
Note: For related documents, see EC 307 372-375.