FITNESSGRAM HELPFUL INFORMATION
 
As a part of your child’s P.E. program, all 3rd through 9th graders will be participating in the FITNESSGRAM fitness assessment which measures health-related fitness for youth.  It is the most widely used youth physical fitness assessment, education, and reporting tool in the world.  The FITNESSGRAM assessment is a measure of good health as opposed to athletic ability. Each student will be assessed using the following assessment components:
 
Grades Aerobic Capacity Muscular Strength/Endurance Flexibility Body Composition
K-6 PACER
Uses score and height and weight to calculate VO2 Max.
Flex Arm Hang
Curl-ups
Back Saver Sit & Reach Height
Weight
Body Mass Index
A value derived from the mass and height of an individual. 
7-9 Mile Run
Uses score and height and weight to calculate VO2 Max
90 degree push-ups
Curl-Ups
 
Back Saver Sit & Reach Height
Weight
Body Mass Index
Body Fat %
Uses bioelectric impedance analysis
 
 Students are encouraged to be self-aware of their health related fitness and to take responsibility by setting personal fitness goals. When students focus on continually improving their fitness level, a positive lifelong impact can be achieved.
 
The students will complete a confidential FINESSGRAM report to take home. This report will include your child’s scores and information on the FITNESSGRAM Healthy Fitness Zones. The Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) represents the level of fitness needed for good health. Your child’s scores will not be displayed or made public.
 
The Wabasha-Kellogg Physical Education program believes that by providing you and your child this health related information, you can guide and support your child in his/her efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle. A healthy student is better prepared to learn and perform in all aspects of life.  For more information regarding the FITNESSGRAM assessment, please refer to http://www.fitnessgram.net/ If you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s physical education teacher.