Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Degree Discipline



The problem that was untaken in this study was to compare twenty boys from the fifth grade and twenty boys from the sixth grade at Ollie Storm Elementary School. A physical fitness test was given to determine if there were any differences in the skills that they performed according to their age, height, and weight.

The importance of this study is to design some satisfactory measurement of achievement in selected physical skills for twenty boys of the fifth grade and twenty boys of the sixth grade.

This was to get a true evaluation of their skills when compared to one another according to age, height, and weight.

Since the only way to develop true physical fitness is through exercise, and by taking a critical look at the physical education program in Ollie Storm Elementary School, the program should be set up to suit and accomodate each individual.

The problem has significance for the program of expansion of opportunities for improving the physical fitness of students at Ollie Storm Elementary School. Southers and others have stated: With the public conscience demanding of the health of the child and the school medical development of a simple economic but accurate means of assuring the child's state of well being of a physical fitness is in order.5

The problem was a comparative study of physical fitness as measured by the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Youth Fitness Test. The problem of this thesis is to compare the physical fitness skills of the fifth, sixth grade boy students of Ollie Storm Elementary School, according to their age, height, and weight in performing these physical skills and to motivate the pupils toward a higher level of physical fitness.

The following limitations were imposed upon the stud: (1) twenty boys from the fifth grade and twenty boys from the sixth grade, (2) the boys from each class will be selected according to age, height, and weight, (3) the study was limited to those who were physically fit in the past activities and those who enjoyed participation.

5S. P. Southers and others, " A Comparison of Devices Used in Judging the Physical Fitness of School Children." American Journal of Public Health, Vol. XXIX, No. 5 (May, 1939), p. 434.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Leroy Moore


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

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