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Activitygram/Fitnessgramfor Principal/Superintendent/Department Chair/Program coordinator Adrienne DiSipio
Goals: • Have all Physical Education department employees take a free online course that explains the process for administering the Fitnessgram test to students. • A certificate worth four credit hours is provided at the end of the course exam. • Within 5 years • Get all schools in district using Fitnessgram/Activitygram
What is Fitnessgram? • It is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth • First developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute in response to the need for a comprehensive set of assessment procedures in physical education programs • Purpose: is to provide a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that assess: • aerobic capacity • muscular strength • muscular endurance • flexibility • body composition • Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone® standards • determines students' overall physical fitness • suggests areas for improvement when appropriate
Web-Based Fitnessgram 9 Benefits • Web-based; no client installations • Web address is determined by district policy • Versions for wide-scale data collection of states, large metro districts, districts, and schools • Each version has a Configure module to define your program • Set permission levels for teachers and students for features of the program • Use of single sign-on for users • Establish exemption codes for kids not present during testing such as injury, absence, or disability • Can use default federal ethnicity codes or import codes specific to the district • Email Fitnessgram student and parent reports to save on print and paper costs • Import historical data from Fitnessgram 8 program
Web-Based Fitnessgram 9 Benefits • New export of data providing information of raw scores (and if in the Healthy Fitness Zone Y or N) and by fitness component ( and if in the Healthy Fitness Zone Y or N) • New overview statistical reports for test results by test item or by fitness component for the following: • Administrative unit (district, school, or class) • By specific grade(s) or range of grade level(s) • You can define the grade levels for this option • Percentage achieving the Healthy Fitness Zone for selected test items or components • Achievement of Standards for one out of zero components, one component? up to the six fitness components • Dynamic message area for teachers created by PE administrators
What is Activitygram? • is an activity assessment tool that enables students to record their physical activity in 30-minute increments over a 3-day period. • The software generates a report showing: • total minutes of activity • periods of activity time each day • types of activity.
Useful Equipment • Fitnessgram & Activitygram Test Administration Manual • 20 and 15 meter PACER TEST CD • Calipers • Healthy Fitness Zone ® Wall Chart (boys and girls) • Fitnessgram Station Cards • Curl-Up Measuring Strips
Fitnessgram & Activitygram Test Administration Manual • A complete guide to implementing assessments, conducting the test protocols, recording the data, and interpreting and sharing the results • Cost: $37.00 per book • Where to buy: http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/
PACER Tests • is the default aerobic capacity test in FITNESSGRAM. • The PACER is a multistage fitness test adapted from the 20-meter shuttle run • Purpose of CDs: recording provides pacing for the lap-run portion of the test as well as cadences for the curl-up and push-up portions. • 15 Meter and 20 Meter CD’s can be ordered separately but are included in the manual • Individual Costs: • 15 meter: $15.00 • 20 meter: $15.00 • Where to Buy: http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/
Calipers • Used for skinfold tests • Measures persons % body fat • Cost: $15.95 each • Where to Buy: http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/
Healthy Fitness Zone ® Wall Chart • Healthy Fitness Zone® wall chart for both boys and girls is a full-color, 18” x 24” chart for displaying the Healthy Fitness Zone standards for your students’ easy reference • Provides students with healthy fitness zones for: • Aerobic Capacity • Percent body fat • BMI • Curl-Up • Trunk Lift • Push-Up • Modified Push-Up • Flexed Arm Hang • Back-saver sit and reach • Cost: $9.00 per chart • Where to Buy: http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/
Fitnessgram Station Cards • Set of 8 laminated cards will help teachers efficiently test students using the Fitnessgram test protocols • Can be taped to a wall or propped against a cone to help teachers administer tests when working with larger groups. • Cost: $18.00 • Where to Buy: http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/ • . The cards include photos and instructions for the following test items• PACER (15- or 20- meter distance) • One-mile run• Walk test • Push-up (90 degrees) • Curl-up • Modified pull-up• Flexed arm hang• Trunk lift• Back-saver sit and reach• Shoulder stretch• Body mass index• Skinfold measurements for percent body fat• Bioelectrical impedance analyzer (BIA) information • Aerobic capacity (V02max)
Curl-Up Measuring Strips • Durable rubber, nonskid strips for measuring curl-ups • 3” measuring strip for use with 5-9 year olds • 4.5" measuring strip for use with students age 10 and up • Cost: $4.50 per strip • Where to buy: http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/
Individual Tests for Students • PACER (15- or 20- meter distance) • One-mile run • Walk test • Push-up (90 degrees) • Curl-up • Modified pull-up • Flexed arm hang • Trunk lift • Back-saver sit and reach • Shoulder stretch • Body mass index • Skinfold measurements for percent body fat • Bioelectrical impedance analyzer (BIA) information • Aerobic capacity (V02max)
Student Involvement • Can have students enter their own scores for tests • Students can add their own activities in the Activitygram software
Technology Advancements • A Fitnessgram app is now available for iPhone and Android smartphone users • for score input only and you , can enter scores in synchronous or asynchronous mode. • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later • Cost of the app: is $4.99--find it in the app store for your phone.
References • http://www.fitnessgram.net/fitnessgram9/ • http://www.humankinetics.com/fitnessgramresources/