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First Advisor

McAdam, Robert Everett, 1920-||Stroup, Francis, 1909-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

School of Physical Education


Physical fitness--Testing


The renewed interest in physical fitness caused the members of the DeKalb High School physical education department to select items testing the components of fitness and with these items create the DeKalb High School Physical Fitness Test. This test was given to boys of the DeKalb Senior High School twice a year beginning with the fall of 1958. The items contained in the test were pullups, situps, standing broad jump, 600 yard run, softball throw, pushups, squat thrusts, vertical jump and one-half mile swim. This study compared the achievement and improvement of the DeKalb boys with the national group taken from the same age levels. The data contained in the study were obtained from the raw scores on the test items of the DeKalb boys and from existing national norms. This material on achievement and improvement was compared by raw score, percentile rank, range of scores and by statistical analysis. The conclusion of the study was that the DeKalb boys scored higher on all test items except the vertical jump and softball throw. The difference in the improvements of the two groups was found to be statistically significant in situps, 600 yard run and pushups.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.


50 pages




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