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Fitnessgram

Letter from Dr. Cain

group picture Dear Parents/Guardians,

Under new legislation, the Texas Education Agency has mandated annual fitness testing for the state of Texas for all students 3rd-12th grades. The TEA has selected FITNESSGRAM® to serve as the state-wide fitness assessment in which all school districts will administer the required tests.
FITNESSGRAM® was developed by The Cooper Institute to facilitate communicating fitness testing results to students and to parents. The assessment measures three components of health-related physical fitness using criterion-referenced standards, called Healthy Fitness Zones, to determine students' fitness levels based on what is optimal for good health. The three components that have been identified as important to overall health and function: aerobic capacity; body composition; and muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.
All students must be tested during the school year. Testing will take place in a physical education class for elementary grades 3rd – 5th. Testing for secondary grades 6th – 12th will occur in a physical education class or in a physical education equivalent course i.e.…, cheerleading, marching band, health science and careers or dance. Students not enrolled in a Physical Education course will be tested during designated times specific to each individual campus.

Students and parents will be notified by the campus principal in regards to fitness testing schedules. It is highly recommended that each student bring comfortable attire and gym shoes for the testing day.

Student results will be available to the parent or guardians after the results have been reported to the state. Composite results for Klein ISD will be sent to the Texas Education Agency as required by law.


The following link has videos that you can watch with your student to see how the tests will be administered and the standards that we follow for each test.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vue_8KqEmkQ&list=PLC79E97B55E313A20
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