Brazos Elementary School

What is the FitnessGram?


State law requires school districts to annually assess the physical fitness of students enrolled in grade three or higher and to provide the results of individual student performance on the administered physical fitness assessments to the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to collect and analyze the required student physical fitness data.   FitnessGram® assessments are the assessment tools all Texas school districts must administer for the purpose of the PFAI.


The Cooper Institute developed the FitnessGram assessment to measure student physical fitness levels. FitnessGram assesses health-related components of fitness of students.  It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Criterion-referenced standards associated with good health have been established for children and youth for each of the health-related fitness components. 


At Brazos Elementary, FitnessGram assessment is done twice a year for second through fifth grade students.  In the fall semester, a pre-test is given to establish a base line of fitness for the new school year. The second FitnessGram assessment is administered in the latter part of the second semester.  These results from the second assessment are provided to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 


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