Fitnessgram

You may request a copy of your child’s physical fitness assessment by submitting a letter to your principal at the end of the school year. MISD believes by providing you and your child with this health-related fitness information, you can lead your child toward a healthy lifestyle. A healthy student is better prepared to learn and perform in all aspects of life.


Fitnessgram

During the 80th Legislative Session, Senate Bill 530 was passed, which requires fitness assessment for all students in grades 3 to 12 starting in the 2007-2008 school year. After a thorough review and a request for offer process, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) identified FITNESSGRAM as the assessment tool to be used by all districts throughout the state.
FITNESSGRAM is a health-related fitness assessment tool for grades K-12. It uses criterion-referenced standards called the Healthy Fitness Zones which are based on age and gender and represent the basic levels for good health and fitness in children ages 5 - 17+ years. For information about the differences between criterion-referenced standards and normative-based standards, please read this document. Both teachers and parents should check out this FAQ geared specifically towards common questions about the program, including questions concerning body composition.

Freqently Asked Questions
Last Modified on August 16, 2010