Volunteers can make it happen
Schools using FITNESSGRAM must invest staff time to conduct the assessments. In some cases, physical education teachers devote several weeks that otherwise could be used for instructional time. The benefits of FITNESSGRAM are clear, but is there a way to compress the time needed to conduce the assessments and free up teaching time?
Yes! The answer is to use trained volunteers to conduct the assessments under the guidance of profressional staff. Our FITNESSGRAM Volunteer Planning Toolkit—available as a stand alone document and also embedded in the robust Indiana FITNESSGRAM Project Toolkit—includes resources to help you recruit, train and deploy adult volunteers in your school or school system, allowing you to conduct FITNESSGRAM testing in hours instead of days or weeks.