Senate Bill 530 requires the FitnessGram physical fitness assessment be administered to all students in grades 3-12. FitnessGram is a health-related fitness assessment developed by The Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research.
All students are tested regardless of age, gender or ability. By providing students with this health-related fitness information, MISD wishes not only to inform students but also lead students towards living a healthier lifestyle.
MISD considers FitnessGram a quality assessment for three reasons:
- FitnessGram establishes a baseline of a healthy, non-competitive fitness zone from which students can plan for lifelong physical activity and maintain or improve their fitness level.
- FitnessGram provides recommended activity program options to help students reach healthy fitness zones in those areas where they need to improve.
- FitnessGram does not place an emphasis on skill or sports-related fitness, and it does not compare students to other students.
When will the test be administered?
Schools are given a window to conduct testing. Testing will take place at your child's campus during the following dates listed on the FitnessGram Assessment Schedule.
On test day, students should wear athletic shorts, a T-shirt, socks and tennis shoes underneath an appropriate warm-up suit (jacket and pants) or underneath standardized dress. If students forget proper testing attire, they can proceed with the fitness test in standardized dress.
Parents will receive a copy of their child’s assessment with the student's report card. High school student results will be delivered in the last report card. Students in grades 3-8 will get results during the 5th or 6th weeks grading period depending on when the student was tested.
For further information concerning the assessment, visit FitnessGram online or FitnessGram Q&A page.
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