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Emily M. D’Agostino, Sophia E. Day, Kevin J. Konty, Michael Larkin, Subir Saha and Katarzyna Wyka

individual and school, and time-dependent covariates. Methods Study Population Data for this study were drawn from the NYC FITNESSGRAM (Fitnessgram) dataset jointly managed by NYC Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It is comprised of annual fitness assessments

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Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari, Kelly Samara da Silva, Nelson Nardo, Roberto Jerônimo dos Santos Silva, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes and Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho

(according to the guidelines of AAPHERD, CSEP, FITNESSGRAM, and PROESP-BR), 62.5% of children and youth (6- to 19-year old) in Brazil met the recommendation of the muscular strength (according to the guidelines of CSEP, and PROESP-BR), 38.8% of children and youth (6- to 19-year old) in Brazil met the

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Lauren B. Raine, John R. Biggan, Carol L. Baym, Brian J. Saliba, Neal J. Cohen and Charles H. Hillman

criterion-referenced test, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System along with tests from the Amateur Athletic Union and FitnessGram ® to assess physical fitness. Findings revealed a positive relationship, such that with an increase in the number of fitness tests passed there was an increase in

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Summer Davis, Xihe Zhu and Justin Haegele

, & Kohl, 2008 ). Health-related fitness tests (e.g., FitnessGram) are presently the dominate measure for fitness testing in schools and assess the five components of health-related fitness (i.e., body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance). Once

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Phillip Post and Rebecca Palacios

reliable scales with children ( Motl et al., 2001 ; Riley, 2004 ). The self-report instruments were made available in English and Spanish. Staff personnel explained how to fill out each instrument and clarified any questions. Fitness Physical fitness was assessed using selected tests from the Fitnessgram

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Brendan T. O’ Keeffe, Ciaran MacDonncha, Kwok Ng and Alan E. Donnelly

FitnessGram ® (Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX), CNPFT (China), ALPHA (European Union), GTO (Russia), SLOfit (Slovenia), NetFit (Hungary), and Move! (Finland). Indeed, several states in the United States and countries including Japan, China, Slovenia Hungary, and Finland have mandated monitoring physical

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Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu, Tao Zhang, Katherine T. Thomas, Xiaoxia Zhang and Xiangli Gu

. Cardiorespiratory fitness, a primary component of health-related physical fitness, is an important factor for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndromes. However, the nationwide FITNESSGRAM® assessment ( The Cooper Institute, 2017 ) in the United States showed age-related declines in the

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Weimo Zhu and Ang Chen

in meaningful ways. For example, the Test of Gross Motor Development (1st, 2nd, and 3rd eds., known as TGMD-1, -2, and -3; see for more information on the test) and FitnessGram®, a health-related youth fitness assessment tool, have more than 30 years of development

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Melissa Bittner

.g., muscular strength and endurance, power, flexibility, cardiorespiratory function, and body composition) and present specific physical fitness assessments for identifying needs, program planning, and assessment for individuals with disabilities. Suggested tools include FitnessGram/ActivityGram and Brockport Physical

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Yang Bai, Kelly Allums-Featherston, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Gregory J. Welk and Norma Candelaria

the United States. Methods Sample Data were collected from youth as part of standard assessments in the National Football League (NFL) PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project, a large participatory research project involving over 1000 schools from regions surrounding each of the 32 NFL franchise