Reflections on the Texas Youth Evaluation Project and Implications for the Future

Author: Cooper, Kenneth H.

Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 September 2010, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 79S-83S(5)


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The passage of Senate Bill 530 in June 2007 increased visibility about the importance of health-related fitness in Texas. As a result of the mandate, more than 2.6 million 3rd- through 12th-grade students from all Texas counties were evaluated between January 1, 2008, and June 1, 2008, using a standardized test of health-related physical fitness (FITNESSGRAMĀ®). This number represented 84.8% of all public school districts in Texas. In the subsequent 2 years, 2.8 and 2.9 million children were tested, which represents more than 90% of all public school districts in Texas. This summary provides reflections on the test results and implications for future school-based fitness initiatives, both in Texas and in other states.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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