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ERIC Number: EJ987257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
FITNESSGRAM[R] Administration: Tips for Educators
Mosier, Brian
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v25 n8 p6-7 Nov-Dec 2012
The first national youth fitness evaluation conducted in the United States was in 1958. Since that time, schools have continued to administer fitness evaluations using a variety of tests with no national-level assessment of youth fitness [Institute of Medicine (IOM), 2012]. However, in September 2012, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) was announced by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), The Cooper Institute, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PYFP is a comprehensive program based on health-related fitness which will replace the former Physical Fitness Test for youth. The PYFP has adopted FITNESSGRAM[R] as the program's national student fitness assessment. The efforts provided by the supporting organizations to adopt a single national-level youth fitness assessment has great potential for large-scale evaluation that can assess health trends in youth. The purpose of this article is to provide physical educators with practical tips for efficient administration of the FITNESSGRAM[R] tests while collecting accurate fitness scores. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States