The Physical Fitness Test* includes five activities that measure muscular strength/endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, speed, agility, and flexibility:
We recommend testing your students at least twice a year, in the fall and spring, so they can see how they’ve progressed through the year.
Before getting started, educators should make sure each student is healthy enough to participate. In fact, we recommend that teachers review each student’s medical status to identify medical, orthopedic, or other health issues that should be considered.
Students should be taught the correct techniques for all activities, including proper pacing and running style. There is no limit to the number of tries students may have on each activity.
* The Physical Fitness Test will no longer be available after the 2012–2013 school year. Get up to speed with the new health-based assessment from the Presidential Youth Fitness Program now!
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