Sharing data with established assessments.
FitnessGram is the official assessment of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program in schools around the country. Typically used in grades 4 through high school, FitnessGram assesses five components of health-related fitness: aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. Most schools test at the beginning of the year (or semester) and at the end.
Since the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, Jump IN has helped 14 school corporations and 169 school buildings across central Indiana acquire software licenses. These licenses serve more than 75,000 students—about 1/3 of central Indiana—in grades 4-12.
Physical education teachers evaluate students using a variety of FitnessGram assessments, including body composition using simple height and weight. Through data-sharing agreements with each school corporation, nearly 70,000 unique, de-identified data records have been collected and analyzed securely. These data provide quantitative snapshots—and over time, trends—of childhood weight in our communities.
Learn how to use FitnessGram in your school.