• Fitness Testing Guidelines

    The North Carolina Legislature signed a House Bill in the summer of 2010, which was also signed by Governor Perdue, requiring the state school board to create guidelines for fitness testing for grades K-8. In Guilford County Schools, K-8 students have their fitness levels assessed through health-related fitness testing. Five assessments are given to students.  One of those assessments is for Body Mass Index, a relative indicator of overweight, healthy weight, and underweight. BMI is one part of the health/wellness component. Students are also assessed in cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. These assessments take place in the fall and spring to see if changes and improvements have been made in a student's health-related fitness level. Assessments for grades 4-8 are recorded. Parent reports for their child(ren) are available through each school's physical education teacher(s). For more information on fitness testing guidelines, see the link:  https://legislative.ncpublicschools.gov/committee-presentations/2011-com-presentations/20111206-fitness-guidelines.pdf