Monitoring student fitness levels
Corporate Authors:President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; United States. National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Establishment. ; ... More ▼
Description:The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) provides resources and tools for physical educators to enhance their fitness education process. PYFP adopted FitnessGram® as a tool for schools to assess student health-related fitness.
Some states, school districts, and schools use student fitness assessment results to monitor student fitness levels by combining student data to examine a collective view of fitness in their population.
The primary purpose of PYFP is to improve fitness education and conduct individual student fitness assessment in the classroom. It is not the goal of PYFP to have schools collect fitness assessment data for states and school districts to monitor the percent of students in their population achieving fitness goals. If states, school districts, or schools choose to expand outside of the PYFP purpose and collect student fitness assessment results to monitor the percent of students in their population achieving fitness goals, they need to follow safeguards.
This brief describes this practice and provides safeguards and considerations for appropriately collecting and interpreting population-level fitness assessment results.
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