In Physical education classes, the students have been taking part in the Fitnessgram.It is a health-related physical fitness assessment. Each of the test items were selected to assess important aspects of a student's health-related fitness, not skill or agility. Students are not compared to each other, but rather to criterion-based Healthy Fitness Zone® standards, carefully established for each age and gender, that indicate good health. More information on the Healthy Fitness Zone standards is available in the Reference Guide. It includes a variety of physical fitness tests designed to assess the cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body competition. The tests are designed to provide students with personal information about their general levels of physical activity and to help individuals learn strategies to be physically active in and outside of school. The tests that are given to students are the PACER, BMI, the Back Saver Sit & Reach, Push-ups, Curl-ups, the Shoulder Stretch and the Trunk Lift. All children can be successful in Fitnessgram. By setting goals, they can achieve a level of activity and fitness associated with good health, growth and function. Students will be tested once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

Component of Health-Related Fitness
Definition
Fitness Test

Aerobic Capacity
The body’s ability to take in, transport, and convert O2 to energy during exercise.
  • PACER
Muscular Strength
The ability of the muscles to exert force.
  • 90*Push-ups
  • Curl-ups
  • Trunk Lift
Muscular Endurance
The ability of muscles to exert themselves repeatedly.
  • 90*Push-ups
  • Curl-ups
Flexibility
The range of motion available in a joint.
  • Back-Saver Sit and Reach
  • Shoulder Stretch
Body Composition
The ratio of fat mass to fat free mass (muscle, bone and tissue) within the body.
  • Body Mass Index

Reference Guide
Tests Info
Test Standards