Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Physical Education


The purpose of this study was to compare the physical fitness of the Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Public School students with national norms and with that of students in other areas. The study was limited to students grades five through twelve in Cerro Gordo Public Schools. The Kraus-Weber Test was administered to 434 children and the AAHPER Test to 378 children. The results were analyzed by standard statistical procedures. The following conclusions are based upon data obtained from this study. Only 19.3 percent of students taking the Kraus-Weber Test failed one or more test items, which is a lower percentage compared to other areas of the United States. Girls were found to be superior to boys in minimum muscular fitness. The highest percent of failure on the Kraus-Weber Test was in the sixth grade. Average scores on the AAHPER test were at or below average for sixth grade children, whereas older children were consistently at or above average.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical fitness -- Testing
Physical fitness -- Illinois -- Cerro Gordo


Includes bibliographical references




South Dakota State University