The FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment is based not on athletic ability, but on good health. No matter what your children grow up to become, they will live happier, more productive lives if they are healthy--and physical fitness is vital to overall health. FITNESSGRAM provides accurate and reliable information about your child's level of physical fitness. The FITNESSGRAM test (and report) includes a number of different assessments because fitness has multiple components. Some kids may have good muscular fitness but need improvement on aerobic fitness. By having a complete report, you (and your child) will know more about their overall level of physical condition and how it can be improved.
PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run) – Set to music, a
paced, 15-meter shuttle run increasing in intensity as time progresses
Curl Up – Measuring abdominal strength and endurance, students lie down
with knees bent and feet unanchored. Set to a specified pace, students
complete as many repetitions as possible to a maximum of 75
Push-Up – Measuring upper body strength and endurance, students
lower body to a 90-degree elbow angle and push up. Set to a
specified pace, students complete as many repetitions as possible
Modified Pull-Up (proper equipment required) – With hands on
a low bar, legs straight and feet touching the ground, students
pull up as many repetitions as possible
Flexed Arm Hang – Students hang their chin above a bar as long as possible.
Back-Saver Sit and Reach – Testing one leg at a time, students sit with one knee
bent and one leg straight against a box and reach forward