FitnessGram/ActivityGram is a comprehensive health-related fitness and activity assessment and computerized reporting system. One of the unique features of the program is that it allows teachers to produce individualized reports for each student in a class. The reports provide feedback based on whether the child achieved the criterion-referenced standards for physical activity or fitness and are tracked and compiled over time. The use of health-related criteria helps to minimize comparisons between children and to emphasize personal fitness for health rather than goals based on performances. The diverse components and features of FitnessGram are designed to assist teachers in accomplishing the primary objective of youth fitness programs, which is to help students establish physical activity as part of their daily lives.
FitnessGram is a complete battery of health-related fitness items that are scored using criterion-referenced standards. These standards are age and gender specific and established based on how fit children need to be for good health. All 4th and 5th graders will complete FitnessGram for 2015-2016 school year.
In addition to Fitnessgram, 5th graders will also complete an activity log in the Spring. Students will record their activity, outside of school, for a period 7 days.