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What are fitness tests?
The FitnessGram physical fitness tests are a series of tests that focus on the health related components of physical fitness; cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, and flexibility.
The tests are mandatory for all 4th and 5th graders. Students will complete each test twice during the year- once in August and again in April. Students have passing score standards based on age.
The objective of the one-mile run/walk is to cover the distance of one mile in as short a time as possible. The purpose of the test is to measure cardiorespiratory or aerobic endurance.
The test objective is to complete as many curl-ups as possible up to a maximum of 75 at a specified pace. The test measures abdominal strength and endurance
Pacer:(Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run)
The test is progressive in intensity, easier at the beginning and harder at the end. The objective of the test is to run as long as possible back and forth across a 20-meter space* at a specified pace that gets faster each minute. The purpose of the test is to measure cardiorespiratory or aerobic endurance
The objective of the test is to complete as many 90-degree push-ups as possible at a specified pace. The test measures upper body strength and endurance.
Sit & Reach:
The objective of the test is to reach the specified distance on the right and left sides of the body. The purpose of the sit-and-reach test is to measure predominantly the flexibility of hamstring muscles.
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