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WHEREAS, the Alabama Department of Education continues to be vitally concerned about the academic and physical fitness of all students attending public schools in the state of Alabama; and

WHEREAS, evidence shows that physical fitness activity can assist in improving academic achievement and positively impact cognitive skills, attitudes, concentration, attention, and classroom behavior; and

WHEREAS, the current state physical fitness assessment, the President's Physical Fitness Challenge, is a norm-referenced test based on 1984 data, and a test based on recent data is needed; and

WHEREAS, a physical education task force was appointed to develop a state physical fitness assessment, an essential component to a quality Alabama physical education program; and

WHEREAS, the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment has been developed using criterion-referenced measures to comprehensively assess the health and physical fitness of all Alabama students, to target achieving and maintaining a healthy level of fitness:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the attached Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment be adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education.

Done this 10th day of November 2011