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1 California Physical Fitness Test Coordinator Training 2014-15
2 Pertains also to 2014-15 since there are no changes in PFT
3 CA Physical Fitness Test Overview January 21, 2015 Memo to PFT CoordinatorsPFT Coordinator Checklist and Important DatesData Entry Protocol for Physical Fitness Testing in AeriesFitnessGram Test Administration manual (also used in )FitnessGram Performance Standards (Yellow Chart)PACER Look-Up and Goal Setting Table (Blue Chart)FitnessGram Get Fit Exercises Handout
4 CA Physical Fitness Test Overview Test window = February 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015A battery of 6 tests are administered to students in Grades 5, 7 and 9Mile Run or PACERPush UpCurl UpSit and Reach or Shoulder StretchTrunk LiftBMI (Body Mass Index)
5 CA Physical Fitness Test Overview Administration protocols provided for the tests must be followedData entry deadline = April 10, 2015Student scoresheet and award certificate files will be provided to sites to print by RAEOther PFT student awards are encouraged.Results are posted on the Calif. Dept. of Education website (Fall)
6 PFT Coordinator Responsibilities Schedule/train teachers administering PFTAssure PFT administration for students at the site in 5th, 7th, and/or 9th gradesAssure the entry of PFT scores for students in Aeries (via ABI) by teachers administering PFTBy April 10, confirm the completion of the site’s PFT administration and required data entrySee “Site Coordinator Checklist and Important Dates” and “Data Entry Protocol for PFT in Aeries”
7 PFT Teacher Responsibilities Follow test administration protocolsTest all assigned students in appropriate PFT gradesComplete PFT data entry in ABI and provide a copy of data to site coordinatorCommunicate with the site’s PFT coordinator to confirm completion of test administration and data entry
8 PFT Data Entry Use “Data Entry Protocol for PFT in Aeries” Please remember to click “Submit” in ABI to save data entryThe Curl-Up, Push-Up, and Modified Pull Up have a minimum value of “1” for a student attempting to complete at least one repetitionDo not entry data in the VO2 Max FieldTeacher should provide a copy of the PFT report to the site’s PFT coordinator by April 10 to confirm data entry.Site PFT coordinator needs to a confirmation of the site’s PFT data entry by April 10 to
9 PFT Data EntryREMINDER: Sites are responsible for assessing student’s height and weight. This data is required for Aerobic Capacity and Body Mass Index calculations.
10 PFT Data EntryFor a student who does not take any portion of the PFT, under the “Issues” column, click the down arrow and select a reason from the following:For a student who takes at least one of the 6 tests but not all 6, under the “Issues” column, click the down arrow and select a reason from the following:Do not enter any data in the VO2Max field. Aeries will calculate this after the data is saved. Please use the BMI or VO2Max “look up” tables in the meantime. (See handouts.)
11 PFT Report in ABILog into ABI, then click on the Resources tab, then click on Reports:Then click on Multi-Data Profile:They will then choose their report options, highlight the PFT MDP and click on submit:
12 PFT Report in ABIThe PFT report will appear like the below with student’s listed with their scores. The columns are numbered and the legend for the columns is at the bottom of the report.You may have a download option which would allow you to open the report in Excel like the below:
13 PFT Movements Mile Run or PACER Push Up Curl Up Sit and Reach or Shoulder StretchTrunk LiftBMI (Body Mass Index)Videos and audio cadences can be found in the FitnessGram testing manual DVD, the RUSD Physical Education Haiku site, and on the California Department of Education Physical Fitness Test site and.
14 Effective Testing Standards of Movement Form Breaks/Corrections Testing Strategies
16 Mile Run Test Objective: To run a mile at the fastest pace possible. If a student cannot run the total distance, walking is permitted.Equipment Needed:Flat running course, premeasured to a mileStopwatchScore sheets and pencilsCones (optional)
18 Mile Run Scoring Testing Strategies It is possible to test a large group by dividing the group in half and partnering students to count laps and record times for each other using the individual score sheet. Teacher is only one with a stopwatch, calling times as students cross the finish lineTeacher should provide time updates as runners complete lapsGive students opportunities to practice the run to ensure proper pacingStudents should thoroughly warm up prior to running the mile and cool down after the test by walking for several minutesScoringThe Mile Run is scored in minutes and secondsA student not capable of finishing the run should receive a score of 59:59.
20 PACER Test Objective Equipment To run as long as possible back and forth across a 20-meter space at a specified pace that gets faster each minuteEquipmentFlat, non-slippery surface at least 20 meters longCones and tape to mark ends of the course40-60 inch wide lane for each student to runScore sheetsPACER audio recording is located on the PFT Haiku site and on the FitnessGram DVD found in the manual
21 PACER – Test Administration Students will begin on one end of the course listening for the countdown to begin the PACER testTheir objective is to run to the opposite end before the beep signalsAt the sound of the beep they will turn around and run back to the other endA single beep will signal the end time for each lap. A triple beep at the end of each minute will alert the students that pace will begin to quicken. It will also serve the same purpose as the single beep.
22 PACER – Test Administration ScoringThe recorded score is the total number of laps completed by the studentThe first time a student does not reach the line by the beep, the student stops where he or she is and reverses direction immediately, attempting to get back on pace.The test is completed for a student the next time (second time) he or she fails to reach the line by the beep (the two misses do not have to be consecutive; the test is over after two total misses).The first missed lap is counted in their total score
23 PACER – Test Administration Students can be used to help count laps but should not determine whether the testing student completes a lap in the allotted timeAmple opportunities to practice the PACER should be given so students understand the importance of pacing during the test as well as how the test is administered
25 Push Up Test Objective Equipment To complete as many 90° push-ups as possible at specified, rhythmic paceEquipmentRecorded cadence is found in the FitnessGram DVD in the manual or on the PFT Haiku siteThe correct cadence is 20 push ups per minute
26 Push Up – Movement Standards Students begin in the prone position with hands placed under or slightly wider than shoulders, legs straight out feet slightly apart. On the teacher’s signal the student extends arms prior to beginning the testBody must remain in a straight line throughout the movement with a straight line through the ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder jointsTop PositionAt the top position, the elbow must be fully extended for the repetition to countAt the bottom position, the elbow angle must reach 90 degreesBottom Position
27 Push Up – Movement Standards ScoringThe data recorded is the number of push ups completed before the second form breakThere should be no zero scores as the 1st push up attempted, even though not “completed” (1st “form break) is counted as one push upForm Break / CorrectionStopping to rest or not maintaining a rhythmic paceNot achieving a 90 degree angle with the elbow on each repetitionNot maintaining a correct body position with a straight backNot extending arms fully
28 Push Up – Test Administration Teacher should be positioned near the students head and shoulders in order to observe both the 90 degree elbow bend and correct body alignmentStudent partner should be positioned at the testing student’s feetStudents should be given the opportunity to practice push ups to both improve strength and fully understand testing standards and proceduresReliability of test administration will depend on how test is administeredStudent partners should be used to assist in score keeping, not in determining whether the tested student has met testing standardThe number of students tested at one time will be determined by the number that you can effectively judge movement
30 Curl Up Test Objectives Equipment To complete as many curl-ups as possible up to a maximum of 75 at a specified/rhythmic paceEquipmentGym mats/carpeted surface and a measuring strip for every two students are needed.The measuring strip may be made of cardboard, rubber, smooth wood, or any similar thin, flat material and should be 30 to 35 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. The measuring strip should be thick enough for students to feel with their fingertips while performing the curl up.Recorded cadence is located on the PFT Haiku site.
31 Curl Up – Movement Standards Student lies in a supine position on the mat, knees bent at an angle of approximately 140°, feet flat on the floor, legs slightly apart, arms straight and parallel to the trunk with palms of hands resting on the mat, shoulders relaxed. The fingers are stretched out and the head is in contact with the mat.To complete the curl up, keeping heels in contact with the mat, student curls up slowly, sliding fingers across the measuring strip until fingertips reach the other side, and returns to starting position.
32 Curl Up – Movement Standards Fingers should remain in contact with the measuring strip throughout the movementDown positionUp position
33 Curl Up – Movement Standards ScoringThe number of completed curl ups completed before the second form breakThere should be no zero scores as the 1st curl up standard the student cannot meet would be the 1st allowed form break, thus a completed curl upForm Break / CorrectionStopping to rest or not maintaining the specified rhythmic paceHeels coming off the matHead not returning to mat to complete repetitionFingertips not touching far side of measuring strip
34 Curl Up – Test Administration Reliability of test administration will depend on how test is administeredStudent partners should be used to assist in score keeping, not in determining whether the tested student has met testing standardThe number of students tested at one time will be determined by the number that you can effectively judge movementTeacher should be positioned near the students feet to observe the finger reaching the far side of the measuring strip and feet remaining in contact with the matStudent partner should be positioned at the testing student’s headStudents should be given the opportunity to practice curl ups to both improve abdominal strength and fully understand testing standards and procedures
35 Sit and Reachhttps://pftdata.org/video.aspx?v=Back- Saver%20Sit%20and%20Reach
36 Sit and Reach Test Objective Equipment To be able to reach the specified distance on the right and left sides of the body. The distance required to achieve Healthy Fitness Zone is adjusted for age and gender.EquipmentA sturdy box approximately 12 inches high. A measuring scale is placed on top of the box with the 9-inch mark parallel to the face of the box against which the student’s foot will rest. The “zero” end of the ruler is nearest the student.
37 Sit and Reach – Movement Standards The student removes his or her shoes and sits down at the test apparatus.One leg is fully extended with the foot flat against the face of the box.The other knee is bent with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. The instep is placed in line with, and 2 to 3 inches to the side of, the straight knee.The arms are extended forward over the measuring scale with the hands placed one on top of the other.
38 Sit and Reach – Movement Standards With palms down, the student reaches directly forward (keeping back straight and the head up) with both hands along the scale four times and holds the position of the fourth reach for at least 1 second.After one side has been measured, the student switches the position of the legs and reaches again.The student may allow the bent knee to move to the side as the body moves forward if necessary, but the sole of the foot must remain on the floor.
39 Sit and Reach – Test Administration ScoringRecord the number of inches on each side to the nearest 1/2 inch reached, to a maximum score of 12 inchesTest AdministrationThe bent knee moves to the side, allowing the body to move past it, but the sole of the foot must remain on the floor.Keep the back straight and the head up during the forward flexion movement.The knee of the extended leg should remain straight. The teacher may place one hand above the student’s knee to help keep the knee straight.Hands must reach forward evenlyThe test should be repeated if the hands reach unevenly or the knee bendsHips must remain square to the box. Do not allow the student to turn hips away from box while reaching
41 Shoulder Stretch Test Objective Scoring To be able to touch the fingertips together behind the back by reaching over the shoulder and under the elbow.This is an alternative test to the Sit and Reach to determine flexibilityScoringThe student receives either a “yes” or “no” for each the left and right shoulders.To achieve the Healthy Fitness Zone, students must receive a “yes” on both the right and left side
42 Shoulder Stretch – Movement Standards Student begins with the left hand reaching over their shoulder as if to pull up a zipper or scratch between their shoulder blades. At the same time, student reaches behind the back with the right hand and reach up trying to touch the fingertips of the left hand.The process is repeated for the right shoulder.Student receives a “yes” if they are able to touch their fingertips together.
44 Trunk Lift Test Objective Equipment Scoring To lift the upper body off the floor using the muscles of the back and hold the position to allow for the measurementEquipmentGym mat/carpeted surfaceMeasuring deviceA yardstick or 15 inch ruler is preferred; however a 12 inch ruler can be used if care is taken to make certain that the ruler is not placed directly under the student’s chin during test administration.ScoringThe score is recorded in inches. Distances above 12 inches should be recorded as 12 inches.
45 Trunk Lift – Movement Standards The student being tested lies on the mat in a prone position (facedown). Toes are pointed and hands are placed under the thighs.Place a coin or other marker on the floor in line with the student’s eyes. During the movement, the student’s focus should not move from the coin or marker to ensure head is in the proper/safest position.
46 Trunk Lift – Movement Standards The student lifts the upper body off the floor, in a very slow and controlled manner, to a maximum height of 12 inches.The head should be maintained in a neutral (straight) alignment with the spine.The position is held long enough to allow the tester to place the ruler on the floor in front of the student and determine the distance from the floor to the student’s chin. The ruler should be placed at least an inch to the front of the student’s chin and not directly under the chin.Allow two trials, recording the highest score.
47 Trunk Lift – Movement Standards Movement Breaks/CorrectionsDo not allow students to do ballistic, bouncing movements.Do not encourage students to raise higher than 12 inches. Excessive arching of the back may cause compression of the spinal discs.Maintaining focus on the spot on the floor should assist in maintaining the head in a neutral position.Testing StrategiesTeacher should make the reading at eye level and, therefore, should assume a squat or lying down position.
48 Body Mass Index (BMI)https://pftdata.org/video.aspx?v=Body%20Mass%20Index
49 weight (kg) / height2 (m) Body Mass Index (BMI)The BMI provides an indication of the appropriateness of a child’s weight relative to height. Body mass index is determined by the following formulaweight (kg) / height2 (m)Testing ProtocolStudents should remove their shoes prior to having their height and/or weight measuredIn measuring height and weight, drop any fractions and record the last whole numberex. a height of 5 feet 5 1/2 inches would be recorded as 5 feet 5 inches, and a weight of pounds would be recorded as 112 pounds
50 ResourcesCalifornia Physical Fitness Test (PFT)