SA PFT Scoring

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  1. pointguard

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    DS today received an email from KP Coach about what and how to Apply and where he should be at this point. He gently reminded them he is in 11th grade, and they'll have to wait a year for him to Apply, but thanks for the heads up.

    DS asked me where is the scoring to be found for the PFT? He sees the PFT exercises. He is looking for the values if one gets x-pull up's, etc., throughout the Test to see what is the Max on each, and what is relatively good, exellent, Max, and to have a little movitation for go for the top. If only he could know the top. I told him I'd ask on here and see if anyone knows where to find PFT values for KP, and/or the other SA's. Thank you.......Hope this makes sense!
     
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    I know I am not saying what I am meaning somehow. What he's looking for is a chart that assigns values to each exercise-outcome that the overall scoring is then used to rank applicants in their PFT. If DS is trying to ACE his PFT, how do you know what you need in each category to make sure you are competitive with the top applicants in that section of your Packet? Grades are #'s, GPA is a #, the PFT has to be a number to rank everyone. For Ex: if he run's the mile 5:20, does 75 push-ups, 80 sit-ups-both over 2 minutes, 15 PU's, Shuttle Run in 8.0, 80' basketball throw, how does that equate on a 'chart' and what value is that for me? Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, etc..................
     
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    They purposely don't provide a sliding scale for the CFAT. Their reason is that they don't want the candidate to go for the min or the average. All I can say is that your son does his best.
    Remember this they have 2 min to do as many sit ups as possible, then a 3 min rest followed by 2 min to do as many push ups as possible.
    Scores are better than the CFAT average, but keep training and train specifically for each individual event.
    The CFAT sheet has an average and a high. Shoot for that.


    This is from the director of admissions at Kings Point "We do not list the minimum (or maximum,) scores required for the six (6) events that comprise the CFA. We do this purposely, so that candidates will strive for the best times (and not just shoot for the minimums) and also to avoid instances of candidates entering false scores just to appear to pass."
     
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    Thx Cap, I can go with that explanation. Although, I thought the Applicants were trying for the highest scores, not min's and chance not getting Appt's. He can go for the Max's then, they're not that imposing.......thanks again.
     
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    You would think that applicants would strive for the max, but like in all of life there are those that only seek to do the min.
    Hope the info helps.
     

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