According to information released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency, students in the Lubbock Independent School District, grades three through twelve, exceeded the state fitness averages in 17 of 20 categories by grade level and gender by as much as 13 percentage points.
Students across the state and in LISD were measured by six different tests in four basic areas: aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. The tests included activities such as a one-mile run, curl ups, push ups, trunk lift, shoulder stretches and a skin fold test. The tests were created by the Cooper Institute of Dallas founded by Dr. Kenneth Cooper known as the "father of aerobics."
This fall, families may request a copy of their child's fitness report from their local school. The individualized reports will provide parents with a valuable feedback tool with which they can take a more pro-active role in monitoring the health and fitness of their student.
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