Thursday, July 19, 2007

Texas Preparing for Required Fitness Tests

Texas public school students will have to endure one more test in this year's assessment battery.

But for this one, there will be no cramming -- unless they want to start practicing sit-ups and wind sprints.

The Texas Legislature mandated this year that students in grades three through 12 be tested annually on aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.

A task force from the Texas Education Agency is still reviewing the tests and will decide on one in August.

More on Texas Fitness Testing.