No Excuses! - A Documentary about Quality Physical Education
QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES
Fitnessgram Guidelines and Resources
SHAPE America Appropriate Practices
Additional Appropriate Practices
- 1.6.2 Lessons/activities are adapted for overweight students (e.g., distance and pace runs are made more appropriate). Students are encouraged to undertake appropriate levels of activity for their own improvement.
- 3.4.1 Health-related components provide the focus for fitness activities. Skill related components of fitness are emphasized in their relation to skill development.
- 3.4.2 The physical educator helps students interpret and use assessment data to set goals and to develop a lifelong fitness plan
- 4.3.1 Physical educators use fitness assessment as part of the ongoing process of helping students understand, enjoy, improve and/or maintain their physical fitness and well-being (e.g., students set goals for improvement that are revisited during the school year).
- 4.3.2 As part of an ongoing physical education program, students are prepared physically in each fitness component so that they can complete the assessments safely.
- 4.4.1 Physical educators make every effort to create testing situations that are private, nonthreatening, educational and encouraging.
- 4.4.2 Physical educators encourage students to avoid comparisons with others and, instead, use the results as a catalyst for personal improvement.
- 4.5.1 Test results are shared privately with students and their parents/ guardians as a tool for developing personal goals and strategies.
- Also see these documents - Appropriate and Inappropriate Practices Related to Fitness Testing and Monitoring Student Fitness Levels.
PREPARING FOR THE FITNESSGRAM
should fitness testing be a part of physical education?
RESEARCH ON FITNESS TESTING
- A Lasting Impression: A Pedagogical Perspective on Youth Fitness Testing. Silverman, S., Keating, X., & Phillips, S. (2008).
- A Review of Children's Fitness Testing. Harris, J. & Cole, L. (2006).
- Practical Guidelines for Valid and Reliable Youth Fitness Testing. Mahar, M., & Rowe, D. (2008).
- Statewide Physical Fitness Testing: A BIG Waist or a BIG Waste. Morrow, J. & Ede, A. (2009).
- The Responsible Use of Youth Fitness Testing to Enhance Student Motivation, Enjoyment, and Performance. Wiersma, L., & Sherman, C. (2008).
- Young People’s Uses of Wearable Healthy Lifestyle Technologies. Goodyear, V., Kerner, C., & Quennerstedt, M. (2017).