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1 Dr. Mike Miller & Dr. Wes Meeteer Concord University Fitness Testing Recommendations: Is there a disconnect between theory and practice? While you wait…write down current “issues” related to fitness testing

2 Introduction Icebreaker

3 Brief History of Fitness Testing How it began Late 70s-80s Late 80s-2012 New Beginning

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5 Goals of Fitness Testing Teach children about PA and HR Fitness Motivate children Monitor PE program effectiveness

6 Justification of Fitness Testing Obesity epidemic Mandated Testing Perceived Benefits

7 Criticisms of Fitness Testing Outside Influences Affecting Fitness Long Term Benefits Questionable Negative Experiences Lead to Adverse Effects

8 Group Activity

9 Recommended Best Practice Fitness Test Administration Data Management and Use

10 Fitness Test Administration Integrated Sufficient Practice Teach to the Test Group students based on fitness levels Ample time to warm up

11 Application of Results Confidential NEVER base grades on results Self-assess HR fitness instruction Modify HR fitness instruction Instruct students about HR fitness Parental Reporting

12 Research Findings Students receive copy Teachers keep copy Most recently study, WV teachers adhere to the majority of the recommendations However…parental reporting is still an issue

13 “Roadblocks” to Adherence What makes it difficult to: Integrate Provide Practice Opps Apply the results Report Results to Parents

14 Closing


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