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Teachers no longer have to adapt standard physical fitness tests to accommodate students with special needs. The all-new Brockport Physical Fitness Test is specifically designed to test the fitness of youths from ages 10 through 17 that have various disabilities. This manual and related materials provide teachers with everything they need to know to easily administer the test.
Years in preparation, the Brockport Test was developed through Project Target, a research study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designed to develop a health-related, criterion-referenced physical fitness test. The manual presents all test items that comprise the Brockport Test, including
a written description of the test items,
how they are to be administered,
what equipment is needed,
ways of scoring the test,
number of trials required,
test modifications, and
recommendations for easy test administration.
The manual's unique personalized approach allows the tester to
identify health-related concerns,
establish the components of physical fitness to be measured,
identify test items,
create unique physical fitness profiles, and
apply standards associated with desired levels of health-related physical fitness.
The manual includes a special chapter that presents health-related, criterion-referenced test selection guides and standards for assessing physical fitness. Standards are presented in tabular form.
In all, The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual is an easy-to-follow, thorough guide that makes it easier for teachers to assess the fitness levels of students with special needs.
The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual is also available as part of a kit of coordinated resources that includes software, a training guide, measurement tools, and much more.
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Conceptual Framework
Health-Related Physical Fitness
A Personalized Approach
Profiles, Test Items, and Standards Within Components of Physical Fitness
The Bases for Standards
Chapter 3. Using the Brockport Physical Fitness Test
General Procedures for Testing and Evaluating Physical Fitness
Adjusting the BPFT
Using the BPFT With Other Tests
Developing an Individualized Education Program
Chapter 4. Profiles, Test Selection Guides, and Standards
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters in the General Population
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness
Parameters for Youngsters With Mental Retardation and Mild Limitations in Physical Fitness
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Visual Impairments
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Spinal Cord Injuries
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Cerebral Palsy
Health-Related, Criterion-Referenced Physical Fitness Parameters for Youngsters With Congenital Anomalies or Amputations
Chapter 5. Test Administration and Test Items
Safety Guidelines and Precautions
Musculoskeletal Functioning: Muscular Strength and Endurance
Musculoskeletal Functioning: Flexibility or Range of Motion
Chapter 6. Testing Youngsters With Severe Disabilities
Measurements of Physical Activity
Appendix A. Body Mass Index Chart
Appendix B. Purchasing and Constructing Unique Testing Supplies
Appendix C. Software Installation Instructions
About the Authors
Elementary, middle, and secondary physical educators, physical education teacher preparation programs, and your activity program directors; institutions providing special education programs.
Joseph P. Winnick, EdD, is a professor of physical education and sport at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. He received master's and doctoral degrees from Temple University. Dr. Winnick developed and implemented America's first master's degree professional preparation program in adapted physical education at Brockport in 1968 and since that time has secured funds from the U.S. Department of Education to support the program. He has and continues to be involved in research related to the physical fitness of persons with disabilities. He is the editor of Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Second Edition (Human Kinetics 1995). Dr. Winnick has received the G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award and the Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award.
Francis X. Short, PED, is associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Education and Sport at State University of New York, College at Brockport. Dr. Short has been involved with adapted physical education programs for the past 25 years. He has coauthored numerous journal articles related to physical fitness and youngsters with disabilities. He is coauthor of Physical Fitness Testing of the Disabled (Human Kinetics 1985) and author of "Physical Fitness," a chapter in Adapted Physical Education and Sport. He has served as project coordinator for three federally funded research projects pertaining to physical fitness and youngsters with disabilities. Dr. Short is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.