（Department of Theory，Capital Institute of Physical Education，Beijing 100088，China）
Abstract: Through over 20 years of reform and development, the system of sports examination for graduation of middle school students has made some achievements in boosting the physical education discipline, student physical health level and scholastic physical education undertaking. The system of sports examination has been implemented in all areas across China today, mostly in a credit of 30 points, which shows the trend of increasing. Events exam-ined are mostly selected from such events as standing long jump, 1,000-meter run (for males), 800-meter run (for females), 50-meter run, shot-put, sit-up (for females), rope skipping (1 minute), pull-up (for males) and basketball (dribbling). Scores are mainly calculated in test and credit systems. However, the following issues should be further considered and studied: the contradiction between comprehensive implementation of sports examination as well as credit increase and implementation of the rating system in mid-term examination reform; combining sports exami-nation with National Standard of Student Physical Health; authenticity of score rating.
Key words: school physical education；system of sports examination for graduation of middle school students； examination system