2018 Measurement and Evaluation Symposium
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Location: Convention Center - Ballroom C1
$30 for attendees, $0 for presenters - Register here!
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Abstract posters will be displayed all day - Full List of Posters
8:00 – 8:30
Presider: Elizabeth Mullin, Springfield College, USA
8:00 – 8:05
Elizabeth Mullin, Springfield College, USA
8:05 – 8:30
Jeremy Lyon, The Cooper Institute, USA
9:30 – 10:00
Coffee and Tea Break
11:00 – 11:30
Presider: Hongwei Guan, Ithaca College, USA
International Perspectives on Youth Fitness –Standardization
This presentation will summarize current status of youth fitness assessment on the international level and describe potential for standardization and more flexible global comparisons.
Speakers: Weimo Zhu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
11:30 – 1:00
Lunch Break (On Your Own)/Poster Presentation
1:00 – 3:05
Presider: Hai Yan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1:00 – 1:25
FitnessGram®: Past, Present and Future
This presentation will review historical development, current status and challenges and future directions of FitnessGram®, a health-related assessment and education program.
Speakers: Gregory Welk, Iowa State University, USA
1:25 – 1:50
Aerobic Fitness Assessment – Methods and Assessment Challenges
This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the assessment of aerobic capacity. The presentation will cover advantages and disadvantages of different tests and different prediction equations as well the implications of different ways to express aerobic capacity and considerations with inclusion / exclusion of BMI.
Speakers: Matthew Mahar, San Diego State University, USA
1:50 – 2:15
Body Composition Assessment – Methods and Assessment Challenges
This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the assessment of body composition. The presentation will cover considerations with use of current growth curves, limitations and considerations for current BMI standards as well as assessment considerations for evaluating changes in BMI over time in longitudinal analyses.
Speakers: Scott Going, University of Arizona, USA
2:15 – 2:40
Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment – Methods and Assessment Challenges
This presentation will summarize issues and limitations with current musculoskeletal assessments as well as considerations for setting up new standards for handgrip and long-jump / vertical jump to assess power.
Speakers: Sharon Plowman, University of Northern Illinois, USA – Emeritus
2:40 – 3:05
Fitness Assessment for Youth with Disabilities
This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the assessment of children and youth with disabilities.
Authors: Houston-Wilson, Cathy, Winnick, Joseph P, Short, Francis X, College at Brockport, SUNY, USA
Presented by Zezhao Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
3:05 – 3:25
Coffee break/Poster Presentation
3:25 – 5:05
Presider: Tiago Barreira, Syracuse University, USA
3:25 – 3:50
Youth Fitness Surveillance – Considerations for School, District and State Level Tracking
This presentation will describe unique challenges and considerations involved in monitoring and tracking fitness for surveillance and program evaluation. The presentation will focus on insights gained from evaluations of longitudinal data from ongoing state and national fitness evaluations
Speakers: Yang Bai, University of Vermont, USA
3:50 – 4:15
Teacher Perspectives on Youth Fitness Assessment
This presentation will address school/teacher perspective on youth fitness assessment.
Speaker: Georgi Roberts, Fort Worth I.S.D., USA and Dolly Lambdin, University of Texas, Austin, USA
4:15 – 4:40
Physical Fitness vs. Physical Activity: Which should be the first and
This presentation will address the relationship between youth physical fitness and physical activity, propose the new integrated way to assess and promote physical fitness and activity simultaneously, and how technology can assist the integration.
Speakers: Minsoo Kang, University of Mississippi, USA
4:40 – 5:05
Physical Literacy: New Direction of Youth Fitness
This presentation will introduce the latest development in physical literacy and its possible impact on youth fitness assessment.
Speakers: Mark Tremblay, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research, Canada
5:05 – 5:30
Presider: Tracey Matthews, Springfield College
Closing Thoughts/Future Directions
This presentation will summarize challenges and opportunities for measurement researchers interested in youth fitness assessment.
Speakers: Jim Morrow, University of North Texas, USA – Emeritus