This article describes the procedures and rationale for the selection of test items and criterion-referenced standards associated with the aerobic functioning component of the Brockport Physical Fitness Test. Validity and reliability information is provided for the 1-mile run/walk, the PACER (16-m and 20-m), and the Target Aerobic Movement Test. The relevance of these test items and standards for youngsters with mental retardation and mild limitations in fitness, visual impairments (blindness), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injuries, and for those with congenital anomalies or amputations is highlighted. Information on the attainability of the selected standards also is provided. Possible topics for future research are suggested.
Francis X. Short is Dean, School of Arts and Performance, State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420. E-mail: email@example.com. Joseph P. Winnick is Distinguished Service Professor with the Department of Physical Education and Sport, State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org