While the FITNESSGRAM® test battery is widely used in schools, not all users are aware of the FITNESSGRAM position paper as outlined in the Reference Manual, and for this reason may fail to use FITNESSGRAM materials as intended. The purpose of this paper is to outline the many appropriate uses, and some inappropriate uses, of FITNESSGRAM. Because California is a state that employs the FITNESSGRAM as its state fitness test, examples from California are used. Suggestions for future uses of fitness testing are included.
Ernst is with the Div. of Kinesiology and Recreation, California State Univ. Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747. Corbin is Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Exercise & Wellness, and Pangrazi is Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Physical Education, Arizona State Univ., Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ 85212. Beighle is with the Dept. of Kinesiology & Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.