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The Differences In Academic Achievement In Fit, Healthy, And Unfit 7th Grade Students, David Pauls Jan 2017

The Differences In Academic Achievement In Fit, Healthy, And Unfit 7th Grade Students, David Pauls

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There is an abundance of research showing significant positive relationships between academic achievement and physical fitness. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between academic achievement and different levels of physical fitness. The participants were 283 7th grade students from a small, rural middle school in Northern California during 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15 academic school years. Academic achievement data came from the STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) test and CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Learning and Progress) test. Physical fitness data came from the FITNESSGRAM Physical Fitness Test. A MANOVA was performed on the ...