The standardization of a physical efficiency test for Patti Welder intermediate school boys



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Purpose: it was the purpose of this thesis (1) to establish local physical efficiency norms for the Eighth Grade Boys Physical Education Classes at Patti Welder Intermediate School in Victoria, Texas, using the Pierce Physical Efficiency test; (2) to use the results of the pierce Physical Efficiency Test as a screening device to determine the areas of Physical weakness of the student. Methods: The methods used to obtain data for this thesis were (1) testing the boys physical education classes of the eighth grade, ages 13 to 15, at Patti Welder Intermediate School, using the Pierce Physical Efficiency Test; (2) examination and study of books and journals. Findings: From the evidence presented in this thesis the following conclusions were found: 1.) More emphasis should be placed upon exercises involving the development of the upper body area (arm and shoulder strength). It was in these areas that pupils generally made lower scores. 2.) By using Pierce Physical Efficiency Test it is possible to discover the physically underdeveloped pupil. 3.) The overload Principle uses in continuous calisthenics is one of the most important aspects of physical fitness. 4.) Based on the results of the Pierce Physical Efficiency Test administered to the eighth grade boys at Patti Welder Intermediate School in Victoria, Texas, the average norm (50%) was above the average norm for the following tests: North Carolina Fitness Test; AAHPER Youth Fitness Test; Indiana Motor Fitness Test; John Foster Dulles Junior High School Boys Physical Efficiency Test: and Paul E. Pierce Physical Efficiency Test given to Junior high school students in various schools throughout New Mexico.



Physical fitness--Testing, Pierce Physical Efficincy test, determine weakness