ERIC Number: ED433629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Technical Manual. [Project Target]. The National Fitness Test for Youth with Disabilities.
Short, Francis X.; Winnick, Joseph P.
This monograph documents the basis for selection of test items and health-related, criterion-referenced standards associated with the Brockport Physical Fitness Test (BPFT), a criterion-referenced fitness test for children and adolescents with disabilities. The manual is divided into separate chapters for the relevant components or sub-components of health-related fitness: aerobic functioning, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility/range of motion. Each chapter includes information on both validity and reliability. The validity section of each chapter attempts to establish that the fitness component relates to health status. This section also defines criterion levels of the component that can be used as the basis for setting health-related physical fitness standards. A test-items sub-section provides a rationale for the inclusion of a specific item in the test battery, and a standards sub-section provides a rationale for the recommended criterion-referenced standards. Links between test scores to criterion levels of the components are provided. An attainability sub-section reports passing rates for the various tests by disability groups based on data collected on 1,542 youngsters. The final section on reliability focuses on available "norm-reference reliability" data for each test item. Each chapter concludes with a short discussion on ideas for future research. (Chapters include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aerobics, Body Composition, Child Health, Children, Criterion Referenced Tests, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Muscular Strength, 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.