CENTER FACULTY'S RESEARCH CITED IN SCIENCE DAILY

Research by Drs. Trent A. Petrie, Scott Martin, and Christy Greenleaf was cited Science Daily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120803102933.htm). They studied the influence of physical fitness on middle school boys’ and girls’ performance on state reading and math test scores. After controlling for the effects of household socioeconomic status and the students’ academic self-concept, they found that the students’ cardiorespiratory fitness was the best predictor of how well they performed on the state reading and math examinations. These findings call into question cuts that have been made in terms of time children spend in physical education in schools.