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FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM & Physical Best Grading Day March 28 th, 2008 Joe Kabes & Jason Kowalik.

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2 FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM & Physical Best Grading Day March 28 th, 2008 Joe Kabes & Jason Kowalik

3 Our Goal By June 2008, Physical Education, Health, and FACS will establish clearly defined data criteria to measure student achievement in wellness. Elementary Schools: By June 2008, the Elementary Physical Education staff will administer the FITNESSGRAM assessment and establish baseline data using consistent and reliable testing methods including; frequency and time period of administration, data collection by grade level and age, selection of specific tests, and test preparation and administration methods. Middle Schools: By January, 2008 students will have participated in the FITNESSGRAM assessment (cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility) and baseline data will be established. Following the established baseline data in January 2008, the Middle School PE department will determine a numerical target to measure an increase in student fitness levels.

4 Why is it important? The issues of child obesity and inactivity are serious problems for this country. State legislators, school board members, administrators, and parents want answers and results. FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM 8.0 addresses the hurdles of getting staff on board and obtaining district-wide data. Teachers and administrators can easily obtain meaningful data they can use for grants, studies, and presentations. Retrieved from March 24 th, 2008http://www.fitnessgram.net/overview/

5 How? Test Administration Method Grades 3-8: Institutional Testing Required in an effort to document and track student achievement and outcomes. This form of testing requires a more structured and formalized approach to ensure consistency, reliability, and validity. The added structure may take additional time, but is necessary to provide meaningful data and student information. Grades 1-2: “Modified” Institutional Testing At this level, our main focus should be to expose the students to the different test items and help them learn about the various parts of physical fitness. The elementary staff will be collecting data on the PACER and Back-Saver Sit & Reach for district use. *Focus on proper technique and not performance level. The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

6 FITNESSGRAM Data Collection As a district Physical Education staff, we have agreed to collect data on the following test items; Pacer(Grades 1-8) Curl Up (Grades 3-8) Push Up (Grades 3-8) Trunk Lift (Grades 4-5) Back Saver Sit and Reach (Grades 1-8) BMI (calculated by the school nurse) (Grades 1-8) ***Additional test items may be administered at teacher discretion.***

7 PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run) The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Test Administration Guidelines: Administer with small groups of students to maintain validity & reliability. (no more than 6-10 students is recommended) Mark off a 20 meter course with chalk or tape at each end. Use marker cones to divide the lanes. Each runner should be allowed a path inches wide. Before test day, allow students to listen to several minutes of the test CD and clearly state the instructions so that they know what to expect.

8 PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run) Scoring Guidelines: Students must run across the 20 meter distance and touch the line with their foot by the time the beep sounds. The first time a student does not reach the line by the beep, the student stops where he or she is and reverses direction, attempting to get back on pace. (Scorers still count this lap) The test is completed the next time (second time) the student fails to reach the line by the beep. (Scorers do not count this lap) Students just completing the test should continue to walk and stretch in a designated cool down area. Have the scorer record the total number of laps on a PACER score sheet. The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

9 Curl-Up Test Administration Guidelines: Administer with small groups of students to maintain validity & reliability. (no more than 6-10 students is recommended) Use a 3” testing strip for students ages 5-9 and a 4.5” testing strip for students 10 and up. Use mats and place a piece of paper under each students head. The paper will crinkle when the student touches it with his/her head. Scoring Guidelines: The score is the number of curl-ups performed The first incorrect curl-up is counted. The test is concluded after the second incorrect curl-up.

10 Curl-Up The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Form Corrections: Heels must remain in contact with the mat. Head must return to the mat on each repetition. Pauses and rest periods are not allowed. The movement should be continuous with the cadence. Fingertips must touch each side of the measuring strip in order for the repetition to count.

11 Push-Up The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Test Administration Guidelines: Administer with small groups of students to maintain validity & reliability. (no more than 6-10 students is recommended) The correct cadence is 20 push-ups per minute (1 push-up every 3 seconds). Squares of cardboard or anything else that has a 90 degree angle may assist students in judging 90 degrees. Scoring Guidelines: The score is the number of push-ups performed. The first incorrect push-up is counted. The test is concluded after the second incorrect push-up.

12 The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Push-Up Form Corrections: Stopping at rest or not maintaining a rhythmic pace. Not achieving a 90 degree angle with the elbow on each repetition. Not maintaining correct body position with a straight back. Not extending the arms fully.

13 Trunk Lift The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Test Administration Guidelines: Administer with small groups of students to maintain validity & reliability. (no more than 6-10 students is recommended) The student being tested lies facedown on the mat with their toes pointed and hands under their thighs. Use a piece of tape or coin as a focal point for the student. A yardstick or 15 inch ruler is preferred, however a 12 inch ruler can be used with care. Students must lift their upper body off the floor slowly and hold the position for the scorer to measure. Students must maintain focus on the tape at all times. Scoring Guidelines: The score is recorded in inches. Distances above 12 inches should be recorded as 12 inches.

14 The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Form Corrections: Do not allow students to do ballistic, bouncing movements. Do not encourage students to raise higher than 12 inches, since this may cause compression of the spinal discs. Trunk Lift

15 Back-Saver Sit and Reach The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Test Administration Guidelines: Administer with small groups of students to maintain validity & reliability. (no more than 6-10 students is recommended) The student must remove his/her shoes, sit at the testing box with one leg fully extended, and their foot flat against the face of the box. The other knee is bent with the foot 2-3 inches away from the straight knee, flat on the floor. With arms extended and hands placed one on top of the other, the student must slowly reach directly forward. Students will reach four times and hold the position of the fourth reach for at least 1 second. Scoring Guidelines: Record the number of inches on each side to the nearest ½ inch reached, to a maximum of 12 inches. To be in the Healthy Fitness Zone, the student must meet the standard on both right and left sides.

16 The Cooper Institute FITNESGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 3 rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Form Corrections: The knee of the extended leg must remain straight. The tester/scorer may place one hand above the student’s knee to help keep the knee straight. Hands should reach forward evenly. The trial should be repeated if the hands reach unevenly or the knee bends. Back-Saver Sit and Reach

17 Where we want to GO… This information can help us to identify gaps in our student’s fitness. We can then use that information to modify our instructional practices to better meet their needs. Our goal is to reach a point where we are able to track our student’s fitness levels longitudinally through their K-12 physical education career. We want to moving towards using this information to help students create and work towards achieving their own personal fitness and wellness goals. FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM reports will be shared with the students and sent home to their families district- wide.

18 Retrieved from March 24 th, 2008http://www.fitnessgram.net/overview/ Student Longitudinal Report Student Report Parent Report Report Examples


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