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The AAHPER Youth Fitness Test Project represented the first attempt by the physical education profession to establish the national norms. The test battery was originally developed in 1957 by a special committee of the AAHPER council. The AAHPER test now consists of six items for girls of age group 16 to 18 and college women. There is no prescribed norm for evaluating the students in physical fitness in first year college girls. Realizing the importance of evaluating the students in physical fitness there is a need for preparing the norms. Emphasis began to be placed not only on cardiovascular test but also on testing the fundamental skills such as running, jumping and throwing. These test were used not only for grading purpose but also for classification were students might be permitted either to choose their activity or participate in some type of sports program instead of class work.

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