The 3rd 4th and 5th grades 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 will not be measuring the body composition portion of the test. If you have any concerns about body composition we recommend discussing that with your pediatrician. We ask parents to 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:
- Push-Up or Flexed Arm Hang
- Trunk Lift
- Shoulder Stretch
- Back-Saver Sit and Reach
A confidential FINESSGRAM report will be provided for each student to take home. This report will include your child’s scores and information on the FITNESSGRAM Health Fitness Zones. The healthy Fitness Zone represents the level of fitness needed for good health. The information on the is private report will not be displayed or made public.
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.