In 2007-08, Governor Perry signed Senate Bill 530 implementing required physical fitness evaluations for public school students in 3rd through 12th grades. This legislative action requires students in 3rd through 12th grades to participate in a physical fitness evaluation in their physical education class or equivalent class.
The state mandates the use of the Cooper Institute FitnessGram as the state’s tool for evaluation. The components of testing are: cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Your child will be receiving information concerning their testing schedule from the campus.
The results of the physical fitness evaluations will not impede grade point average, grade placement, and graduation or campus ratings. The evaluation of health criteria will be used to encourage progress towards reaching the optimum health fitness zone.