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Physical Fitness Test Results for 2013-14 Attachments: Tables 1 Through 4.

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Table 1: 2014 Estimated Percentage of Grade Five, Seven, and Nine Students in Fitness Areas by Healthy Fitness Zone1 (HFZ)
Physical Fitness Areas Number of Grade 5 Students2 Tested Percent of Grade 5 Students in HFZ Percent of Grade 5 Students in NI3 Percent of Grade 5 Students in NI–Health Risk4 Number of Grade 7 Students2 Tested Percent of Grade 7 Students in HFZ Percent of Grade 7 Students in NI3 Percent of Grade 7 Students in NI–Health Risk4 Number of Grade 9 Students2 Tested Percent of Grade 9 Students in HFZ Percent of Grade 9 Students in NI3 Percent of Grade 9 Students in NI–Health Risk4

Aerobic Capacity

449,459

63.4

30.1

6.5

441,949

65.0

25.0

10.0

435,495

63.9

23.4

12.7

Body Composition

449,459

59.5

19.5

21.0

441,949

61.5

19.4

19.1

435,495

64.2

19.0

16.8

Abdominal Strength

449,459

75.2

24.8

N/A

441,949

82.4

17.6

N/A

435,495

86.3

13.7

N/A

Trunk Extensor Strength

449,459

85.4

14.6

N/A

441,949

88.2

11.8

N/A

435,495

91.0

9.0

N/A

Upper Body Strength

449,459

66.1

33.9

N/A

441,949

69.0

31.0

N/A

435,495

74.9

25.1

N/A

Flexibility

449,459

71.8

28.2

N/A

441,949

80.7

19.3

N/A

435,495

84.9

15.1

N/A

1 Healthy Fitness Zone is a registered trademark of The Cooper Institute.

2 Includes partially tested students.

3 NI = Needs Improvement.

4 Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition fitness areas have an additional performance standard, NI–Health Risk. Students in this area have the potential for future health problems. The need for increased activity and eating a healthy controlled diet is more urgent for students in this category than for students in the NI category. NI–Health Risk category does not exist for fitness areas that are denoted as N/A (not applicable).

The Body Mass Index (BMI) performance standards have changed for the 2013–14 school year; results are not to be compared to previous years. The Healthy Fitness Zones (HFZ) performance standards for the BMI, one of the three body composition test options, have been updated to better align with the well-established, health-related body fat standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HFZ standards applied to the fitness areas are located on the CDE Program Resources Web page at Program Resources - Physical Fitness Testing (PFT).

Table 2: Comparison of 2012, 2013, and 2014 Results Estimated Percentage of Grade Five, Seven, and Nine Students in Fitness Areas by Healthy Fitness Zone1 (HFZ)
Physical Fitness Areas 2012 Percent of Grade 5 Students in HFZ2 2013 Percent of Grade 5 Students in HFZ2 2014 Percent of Grade 5 Students in HFZ2 Percentage Point Change 2014 to 2013 Grade 5 Percentage Point Change 2014 to 2012 Grade 5 2012 Percent of Grade 7 Students in HFZ2 2013 Percent of Grade 7 Students in HFZ2 2014 Percent of Grade 7 Students in HFZ2 Percentage Point Change 2014 to 2013 Grade 7 Percentage Point Change 2014 to 2012 Grade 7 2012 Percent of Grade 9 Students in HFZ2 2013 Percent of Grade 9 Students in HFZ2 2014 Percent of Grade 9 Students in HFZ2 Percentage Point Change 2014 to 2013 Grade 9 Percentage Point Change 2014 to 2012 Grade 9

Aerobic Capacity

62.4

63.0

63.4

0.4

1.0

63.6

64.4

65.0

0.6

1.4

62.4

63.0

63.9

0.9

1.5

Body Composition

52.5

53.2

59.5

6.3

7.0

55.4

56.1

61.5

5.4

6.1

59.0

58.9

64.2

5.3

5.2

Abdominal Strength

78.0

77.0

75.2

-1.8

-2.8

84.4

83.9

82.4

-1.5

-2.0

87.0

86.5

86.3

-0.2

-0.7

Trunk Extensor Strength

86.8

86.3

85.4

-0.9

-1.4

89.5

89.3

88.2

-1.1

-1.3

91.4

91.3

91.0

-0.3

-0.4

Upper Body Strength

68.1

67.6

66.1

-1.5

-2.0

71.9

71.1

69.0

-2.1

-2.9

76.6

75.7

74.9

-0.8

-1.7

Flexibility

71.1

71.8

71.8

0.0

0.7

79.6

80.6

80.7

0.1

1.1

84.0

84.7

84.9

0.2

0.9

1 Healthy Fitness Zone is a registered trademark of The Cooper Institute.

2 The Body Mass Index (BMI) performance standards have changed for the 2013–14 school year; results are not to be compared to previous years. The Healthy Fitness Zones (HFZ) performance standards for the BMI, one of the three body composition test options, have been updated to better align with the well-established, health-related body fat standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HFZ standards applied to the fitness areas are located on the CDE Program Resources Web page at Program Resources - Physical Fitness Testing (PFT).

Table 3: 2014 Estimated Percentage of Grade Five, Seven, and Nine Students Number of Fitness Areas in the Healthy Fitness Zone1 (HFZ)
Number of Fitness Areas in the HFZ2 Number of Grade 5 Students3 Tested Percent of Grade 5 Students in HFZ Cumulative Percent of Grade 5 Students in HFZ4 Number of Grade 7 Students3 Tested Percent of Grade 7 Students in HFZ Cumulative Percent of Grade 7 Students in HFZ4 Number of Grade 9 Students3 Tested Percent of Grade 9 Students in HFZ Cumulative Percent of Grade 9 Students in HFZ4

6 of 6

119,445

26.6

26.6

145,993

33.0

33.0

165,984

38.1

38.1

5 of 6

104,650

23.3

49.9

103,818

23.5

56.5

102,266

23.5

61.6

4 of 6

85,677

19.1

69.0

79,844

18.1

74.6

76,173

17.5

79.1

3 of 6

65,852

14.7

83.7

58,306

13.2

87.8

50,478

11.6

90.7

2 of 6

45,288

10.1

93.8

35,455

8.0

95.8

25,962

6.0

96.7

1 of 6

23,017

5.1

98.9

14,937

3.4

99.2

10,908

2.5

99.2

0 of 6

5,530

1.2

100

3,596

0.8

100

3,724

0.9

100

Total Tested

449,459

100

N/A

441,949

100

N/A

435,495

100

N/A

1 Healthy Fitness Zone is a registered trademark of The Cooper Institute.

2 The Body Mass Index (BMI) performance standards have changed for the 2013–14 school year; results are not to be compared to previous years. The Healthy Fitness Zones (HFZ) performance standards for the BMI, one of the three body composition test options, have been updated to better align with the well-established, health-related body fat standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HFZ standards applied to the fitness areas are located on the CDE Program Resources Web page at Program Resources - Physical Fitness Testing (PFT).

3 Includes partially tested students.

4 Percentages in columns may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

Table 4: Comparison of 2012, 2013, and 2014 Estimated Percentage of Grade Five, Seven, and Nine Students in Healthy Fitness Zone1,2 (HFZ) for 6 out of 6 Fitness Areas
Grade Students Tested 2012 Percent of Students in HFZ 6 of 6 2013 Percent of Students in HFZ 6 of 6 2014 Percent of Students in HFZ 6 of 6 Percent Change from 2013 to 2014 Percent Change from 2012 to 2014

Grade 5

25.4

25.5

26.6

1.1

1.2

Grade 7

31.9

32.4

33.0

0.6

1.1

Grade 9

36.5

36.5

38.1

1.6

1.6

1 Healthy Fitness Zone is a registered trademark of The Cooper Institute.

2 The Body Mass Index (BMI) performance standards have changed for the 2013–14 school year; results are not to be compared to previous years. The Healthy Fitness Zones (HFZ) performance standards for the BMI, one of the three body composition test options, have been updated to better align with the well-established, health-related body fat standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HFZ standards applied to the fitness areas are located on the CDE Program Resources Web page at Program Resources - Physical Fitness Testing (PFT).

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 27, 2018