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CORRECTION OFFICER PHYSICAL FITNESS SCREENING TEST

The Physical Fitness Screening Test is an individual performance test composed of the following four test items:

    1. AGILITY: The Sidestep is used to measure agility. Starting from a center line, the candidate sidesteps alternately first left then right across two outside lines 8 feet apart. The score is based upon the number of lines crossed in 10 seconds.

    2. STRENGTH: The Knee-Bent Sit-Up is used to measure strength. Starting from the long lying position on the back, with knees bent at less than 90 degrees, fingers interlaced and placed behind the neck, the candidate performs by raising the upper part of the body forward far enough to touch the elbows to the knees and then returns to the starting position. The score is the number of sit-ups completed in one minute.

    3. SPEED: The Dash is used to measure speed. Distance is 90 yards. Candidate runs three 30 yard laps around two markers. The score is the amount of time to the nearest half second.

    4. ENDURANCE: The Squat-Thrust is used to measure endurance. Starting from the erect standing position, the candidate performs the usual four-position exercise. The score is the number of squat-thrusts completed in one minute.

Physical Fitness Screening Test

FINAL CHECK-OUT

Achievement Level
Agility
Strength
Speed
Endurance
Total Physical Fitness
Weighted Score
10
27+
50+
16.5
44+
32
10
9
25-26
45-49
17.0-18.5
39-43
30-31
9
8
22-24
41-44
19.0-20.0
35-38
27-29
8
7
21
36-40
20.5-21.5
32-34
25-26
7
6
20
32-35
22.0-23.0
30-31
22-24
6
5
18-19
28-31
23.5-24.0
27-29
19-21
5
4
17
23-27
24.5-25.0
24-26
16-18
4
3
15-16
20-22
25.5-26.5
21-23
14-15
3
2
13-14
15-19
27.0-28.0
18-20
11-13
2
1
10-12
11-14
28.5-29.5
14-17
8-10
1
0
0-9
0-10
30.0+
0-13
0-7
0

How is the score in the Total Physical Fitness column arrived at? Suppose, for example, that a candidate obtained the following raw scores: agility - 17; strength - 20; speed - 23.5; endurance - 24. The achievement levels for each of these components would be 4, 3, 5 and 4 respectively. This candidate's total physical fitness score would be the sum of these four achievement levels, or 16. To determine the physical fitness level for this total score, find the number 16 in the column headed Total Physical Fitness. This score is at Achievement Level 4.

Note that it is not necessary to reach the minimum satisfactory achievement level of 4 for each test item but all candidates must achieve a final weighted score of 4 or better to qualify.

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