FITNESS TESTING

WEST  MIDDLE  SCHOOL  

PHYSICAL  EDUCATION  FITNESS  ASSESSMENT

Over the past years, we have come up with our own Fitness Assessment Test based on the five components of fitness. We tried various assessment tests and we feel the following were the best in the areas that we wanted to test. We have also come up with our own norms based on how our students did in each event. We will maintain and keep each students' scores for three years to see if there is improvement during their middle school years. Our rubric is downloadable at the bottom of this page.

                                                                              

There are 5 Components of Fitness:

     1. Cardiovascular Endurance

     2. Muscular Strength

     3. Muscular Endurance

     4. Flexibility & Agility

     5. Body Composition


The tests are:

1.    TRUNK TWIST

The trunk twist is done with a student sitting with their back against a folding mat. One arm at a time, they reach behind themselves to see how far their extended arm can reach across their back. Each arm is measured in degrees.

2.    SHUTTLE RUN

The Shuttle Run is a back and forth test of speed and agility. Students race between two lines forty feet apart. They must pick up and put down erasers at certain spots.

3.    MEDICINE BALL TOSS

Students are positioned with their backs against a wall and a 2.5 lb medicine ball in their hands. They must toss the ball using a chest pass type throw keeping their back against the wall. Balls are measured where they land in three foot increments.

4.    FIVE MINUTE MAX PUSH-UP TEST

Students are given five minutes to do as many push-ups as they can. Once any other body part (knees, elbows, hips) touch the ground they are done. 

5.    ONE MINUTE SIT-UP TEST        

Students are given one minute to complete as many sit-ups as they can.

6.    THREE MINUTE JOG

The first thing students do is take their resting heart rate. Students then participate in a three minute jog around the gymnasium. When three minutes is up, they will quickly take their heart rate to establish what their exercising heart rate was. They will continue to warm down and take their heart rate every thirty seconds until it has reached their resting time.


Resting Heart Rate ________     Exercising Heart Rate ________      Max. Heart Rate ________

Recovering Heart Rate Time:   Heart Rate taken at thirty second intervals

________30 seconds ________ 1 minute ________ 1:30 ________ 2:00 ________ 2:30 ________ 3:00



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K McDermott,
Aug 9, 2013, 6:17 PM
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