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The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) is the first comprehensive protocol that can accurately and reliably assess a broad spectrum of skills and abilities that contribute to and characterize the physical literacy level of a participating child (Longmuir, 2013).

Physical literacy moves beyond just fitness, motor skill or motivation in isolation. The CAPL is unique in that it can assess the multiple aspects of physical literacy: daily behaviour, motivation & confidence, knowledge & understanding, and physical competence.

The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) have been responsible for the systematic development of the CAPL since 2008. HALO’s test development efforts have been informed by the assessment of more than 2,000 children and with input from well over 100 researchers and practitioners within related fields of study.