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
10:00 – 11:00
Presider: Anita N. Lee, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
10:00 – 10:20
Youth fitness assessment in Iran
Masoumeh Helalizadeh, Sport Medicine Research Center Sport Sciences Research Institute, Iran
10:20 – 10:40
Youth fitness assessment in Japan
Koya Suzuki, Juntendo University, Japan
10:40 – 11:00
Youth fitness assessment in South Korea
Jae-Hyeon Park, Chang-Hwan Choi, Jiwun Yoon, Korea National Sport University, South Korea
11:00 – 11:30
Presider: Hai Yan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 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: Hongwei Guan, Ithaca College, 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.
Speaker: 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.
Speaker: Matthew Mahar, San Diego State University, USA
1:50 - 2:15
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.
Speaker: Sharon Plowman, Northern Illinois University, USA – Emeritus
2:15 - 2:40
Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Youth
This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the history and latest development in physical activity guidelines for children and youth.
Speaker:Russell Pate, University of South Carolina, USA
2:40 – 3:05
Fitness Assessment for Youth with Disabilities: Brockport Physical Fitness Test
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
Speaker: 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.
Speakers: 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: Methods and Assessment Challenges
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.
Speaker: 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.
Speaker: 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