Fitnessgram/Activitygram Test Administration Manual-4th Edition

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9780736068567: Fitnessgram/Activitygram Test Administration Manual-4th Edition

- Set individualized goals for students

- Give students responsibility for managing and recording their own activities

- Help students understand the value of physical activity and make healthy behaviors and choices a lifelong habit

This fully updated manual now includes a CD-ROM of the PACER Cadences. It also contains a DVD with video clips to help teachers administer the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM tests. In doing so, teachers impart the value of physical activity and guide students in making fitness a lifelong habit.

Features of the DVD

- DVD features video clips showing all test protocols for the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM test, including common errors and corrections.
- DVD includes reproducible forms, charts, certificates, and reports that teachers need to conduct the test, record the results, and communicate to administrators, students, and parents.

The FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, Fourth Edition, features an increased emphasis on ACTIVITYGRAM, which is the only computerized physical activity management tool available for use with schoolchildren. It also includes newer illustrations and photos, and an attractive, reader-friendly design. The screenshots in the manual come directly from the latest version of FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM.

More about the Test Administration Manual

Part I introduces teachers to the program components and the mission, goals, and philosophy behind the program. It provides information on fitness education and assessment guidelines, detailing the assessment process step by step. It also explores ways to promote physical education, and it examines guidelines and provides promotion models.

Part II focuses on various aspects of FITNESSGRAM. It takes teachers through test administration issues, including safe administration of the program, considerations for special populations, and administration to primary grades. It provides tests for aerobic capacity; details how to determine body composition through skinfold measurements, body mass index, and other methods; and shows how to test for muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. It also answers physical activity questions related to FITNESSGRAM and guides teachers in interpreting FITNESSGRAM results.

Part III provides an assessment module for ACTIVITYGRAM, outlining how to administer the program and how to interpret the results and give feedback to students. Four appendixes provide guidelines on where to find testing equipment and how to use it, answers to frequently asked questions, and health-related fitness charts and copy masters of all 17 forms and reports.

FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, Fourth Edition, is time tested, research based, and highly practical—even more so now with its DVD component. It's sure to help teachers assess students' fitness and motivate them to take responsibility to adopt and maintain healthy habits throughout their lives.

More about FITNESSGRAM® and ACTIVITYGRAM®

FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM is an integrated fitness and activity assessment program that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of school-based physical education programs. For more information, visit Fitnessgram.net.

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About The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit research and education center dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health, and to providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance people's physical and emotional well-being.

About the Authors

Gregory J. Welk, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of health and human performance at Iowa State University, where he teaches health promotion–related courses and conducts research on the assessment and promotion of physical activity. He previously worked for The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, where he served as the director of childhood and adolescent health and the scientific director of the FITNESSGRAM youth fitness program. He continues to serve as the scientific director of the program and focuses much of his research on testing and improving the application of FITNESSGRAM and ACTIVITYGRAM assessments.

Marilu Dooley Meredith, EdD, is the vice president of the division of information technology at The Cooper Institute. She also serves as the national project director for FITNESSGRAM. Before joining the staff at the Institute, Meredith worked as a physical educator. Meredith has been an integral member of the FITNESSGRAM staff since the program began in 1982.

FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Scientific Advisory Board

Steven N. Blair, PED The Cooper Institute, Charles B. Corbin, PhD Arizona State University, Kirk J. Cureton, PhD University of Georgia, Harold B. Falls, Jr., PhD Southwest Missouri State University, Tmothy G. Lohman University of Arizona, James R. Morrow, Jr., PhD University of North Texas, Robert Pangrazi, PhD Arizona State University, Russell R. Pate, PhD University of South Carolina, Sharon Ann Plowman, PhD Northern Illinois University, James F. Sallis, PhD San Diego State University, Charles L. Sterling, EdD Gregory Welk, PhD Iowa State University, Marilu D. Meredith, EdD The Cooper Institute, Jack Aenchbacher The Cooper Institute, Dave Buller The Cooper Institute, Weimo Zhu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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