As a part of your child’s physical education program, all schools throughout the state will be participating in the FITNESSGRAM fitness assessment which measures health related fitness for youth.
The FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. We ask that you encourage your child to participate with his/her best effort and to the best of their ability. The FITNESSGRAM assessment is a measure of good health as opposed to athletic ability. Each student will be assessed using the following assessment components.
* PACER or One Mile Run * Curl-Up
* Push Up * Back Saver Sit and Reach
A confidential FITNESSGRAM report will be provided for each student to take home. This report will include your child’s scores and information on the FITNESSGRAM Healthy Fitness Zones. The Healthy Fitness Zone represents the level of fitness needed for good health. The information on this private report will not be displayed or made public.
The implementation timelines are as follows: Fall 2011—students may begin practicing the assessments; January 2012—April 2012—implementation of the assessments and recording of scores; May 2012—delivery of student reports to parents.
For more information regarding the FITNESSGRAM assessment, please refer to www.FITNESSGRAM.net/faqparents . If you have other questions, please contact your child’s physical education teacher.
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