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ERIC Number: EJ941574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
The Current Often Implemented Fitness Tests in Physical Education Programs: Problems and Future Directions
Keating, Xiaofen Deng
Quest, v55 n2 p141-160 May 2003
This paper aims to examine current nationwide youth fitness test programs, address problems embedded in the programs, and possible solutions. The current Fitnessgram, President's Challenge, and YMCA youth fitness test programs were selected to represent nationwide youth fitness test programs. Sponsors of the nationwide youth fitness test programs need to (a) carefully examine the efficacy of youth fitness test batteries in promoting student health-related fitness, (b) increase the accountability of youth fitness testing, (c) add a written test on student fitness knowledge to the fitness test programs, and (d) select and develop more efficient test items in each test component. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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