An Evaluation of the Relationship between Academic Performance and Physical Fitness Measures in City Montessori Schools

4 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2013

Date Written: March 27, 2013

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between academic achievement and physical fitness in City Montessori Schools. Data from the academic year 2004-2005 Fitnessgram were compared to reading, mathematics and science scores on the Health Standards Test (CST) of 253 elementary schools in the Orange County School District. Physical education teachers from the 10 lowest scoring and 10 highest scoring schools were interviewed regarding content of the physical education classes in their school. Simple correlation coefficients revealed a positive linear relationship between academic scores and physical fitness scores. The interview with the teachers revealed that most of the 10 lowest scoring schools did not have a designated physical education teacher. All of the 10 highest scoring schools had designated physical education teachers and followed the physical education guidelines recommended by the Lucknow Education Board.

Keywords: academics, physical activity, obesity, children

Suggested Citation

Tripathi, Manish, An Evaluation of the Relationship between Academic Performance and Physical Fitness Measures in City Montessori Schools (March 27, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2240307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2240307

Manish Tripathi (Contact Author)

Mewar University ( email )

NH - 79 Gangrar
Chittorgarh
India

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