Fitnessgram is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth, first developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that are used to determine students' overall physical fitness and suggests areas for improvement.
Fitnessgram assesses the three areas of health-related fitness through a variety of test items. Many test items offer multiple options, so teachers can use the method they prefer. Each score is evaluated against the Healthy Fitness Zone® standards. Using the Healthy Fitness Zone standards helps to minimize comparisons between children and emphasize personal fitness for health rather than goals based solely on performance. Since only modest amounts of exercise are needed for obtaining health benefits, most students who participate in physical activity almost every day will be able to achieve a score that will place them in the Healthy Fitness Zone.
Students are tested two times a year in grades 3-6. Grade 2 is tested in selected events spring term.
Grades 1-2 learn form and practice muscular and aerobic developmental skills throughout the year.
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