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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Senlin; Zhang, Xiaoxia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Developing physically literate individuals is a major goal of school physical education. To date, no research in the United States has examined physical literacy by simultaneously measuring multiple dimensions among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine students' current status of physical literacy in third grade.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
Feiden, Karyn – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011
In partnership with three universities, the Cooper Institute, Dallas, completed the Texas Youth Fitness Study from 2008 to 2009. The study explored three key questions: (1) Is physical fitness associated with academic performance?; (2) Can physical education teachers collect high-quality information on student fitness?; and (3) Are school policies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Fitness
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Martin, Scott B.; Ede, Alison; Morrow, James R., Jr.; Jackson, Allen W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This paper provides observations of physical fitness testing in Texas schools and physical education teachers' insights about large-scale testing using the FITNESSGRAM[R] assessment (Cooper Institute, 2007) as mandated by Texas Senate Bill 530. In the first study, undergraduate and graduate students who were trained to observe and assess student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education, Group Discussion, Focus Groups