FitnessGram® is the most widely used youth physical fitness assessment, education and reporting tool in the world. Based on Healthy Fitness Zone® standards, created by the FitnessGram Scientific Advisory Board, FitnessGram uses criterion-based standards, carefully established for each age and gender.
FitnessGram assesses the five components of health-related fitness: Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition.
FitnessGram provides an efficient way for physical education teachers to perform fitness and physical activity assessments with reporting capabilities allowing campus, district, and state administrators to view de-identified, aggregate data for entire campuses and districts. It also provides surveillance data allowing for identification of trends and informs curricular and programmatic decisions related to quality and quantity of physical education, staff development, recess, and more.
The FitnessGram physical fitness assessment will be administered to all Del Valle ISD students in grades 3-12 each school year. FitnessGram is used to assess a student’s health-related fitness such as aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. Body composition will be measured to determine if a student’s body weight is healthy relative to their height. Some students may be excluded or be provided accommodations or modifications for one or all the assessments based personal needs and documentation that must be provided by a licensed physician.