*Viola Cobb 3-5th grade students are required to participate in the Fitnessgram test. Communicate with Coach Kennington if you wish to recieve a fitness report for your child or if you have questions regarding testing.
FITNESSGRAM is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth, first developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute in response to the need for a comprehensive set of assessment procedures in physical education programs. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that assess aerobic capacity; muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility; and body composition. Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone® standards to determine students' overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate.
The Healthy Fitness Zone standards are not based on class averages or any other peer comparisons. They are criterion-referenced standards that are based on levels of fitness needed for good health. The standards are set specifically for boys and girls of various ages using the best available research.
The FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment will be administered to all CVISD students in grades 3-12 each school year. FITNESSGRAM assesses 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.
Parents will be notified when the FITNESSGRAM assessments will be administered. Students will be assessed at the beginning and end of the year/semester. Parents may request to receive their child’s FITNESSGRAM results from the campus Physical Educator. All results must be reported to the Texas Education Agency.
STUDENT ATTIRE FOR ASSESSMENTSStudents should wear proper attire such as athletic shorts, a t-shirt, socks and running shoes during the assessments. Wearing appropriate attire will allow for students to move freely and safely.
All students will be taught and have many opportunities to practice the following FITNESSGRAM assessments.