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Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness. California STAR Testing Program 2001. Study on Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness. Study completed by the California Department of Education ( released 12/10/02) Data included SAT 9 Mathematics and Reading plus Fitnessgram from 2001

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academic achievement and physical fitness

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

California STAR Testing Program

2001

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

study on academic achievement and physical fitness
Study on Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness
  • Study completed by the California Department of Education (released12/10/02)
  • Data included SAT 9 Mathematics and Reading plus Fitnessgram from 2001
  • Grades 5, 7, 9 (954,000 students)

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

key finding
Key Finding

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Higher Achievement was associated with higher levels of fitness at each of the grade levels measured.

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

grade 5 sat 9 and physical fitness scores
Grade 5 Sat-9 and Physical Fitness Scores

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

fifth grade results
Fifth Grade Results

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • 353,000 Students
  • Strong relationship between reading, math and physical fitness
  • Greatest gains made by those students who met 3 or more fitness standards

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

fifth grade
Fifth Grade

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Mandated 200 instructional minutes of physical education every 10 school days (does not include recess or lunch)
  • Fitness and skill development emphasis
  • Well rounded, teacher guided program

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

Grade 7 Sat-9 and Physical Fitness Scores

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

seventh grade results
Seventh Grade Results

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • 322,000 Students
  • Even greater gains seen when students meet 3 or more minimum fitness standards

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

seventh grade
Seventh Grade

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Mandated 400 instructional minutes of physical education every 10 school days
  • Focus on understanding the relationship of fitness components to optimum health
  • Emphasizes personal goal setting in skills and fitness
  • Leads students to self sufficiency

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

grade 9 sat 9 and physical fitness scores
Grade 9 Sat-9 and Physical Fitness Scores

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

ninth grade results
Ninth Grade Results

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • 279,000 Students
  • A strong relationship shown for girls and boys
  • Math scores were higher than reading

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

ninth grade
Ninth Grade

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Mandated 400 minutes of physical education every 10 school days
  • Theme “Developing a Personalized Fitness Program for a Healthy Life-Style”
  • Emphasizes physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a healthy, active life-style
  • Leads to pursuit of excellence

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

key findings
Key Findings

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Strong relationship between fitness reading and math scores at each grade level.
  • Greatest gains made when students meet 3 or more minimum fitness standards.

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

recommendations
Recommendations

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Districts and school leaders need to prioritize our children’s health by insisting on quality physical education for all

children.

  • It is time to use some of the resources provided for low performing schools for

ALL of the factors that are affecting academic achievement.

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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Recommendations

Academic Achievement and Physical Fitness

  • Districts have a responsibility to fund physical education mandates appropriately with the provided general fund allotments.

Provided by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance