Web-based Fitnessgram 9 is now available!
The NEW Web-based Fitnessgram 9 offers a host of new benefits for school systems of all sizes:
- Web-based data collection means that no client installations are required, saving tech installation and support time.
- Teachers can access data from anywhere that has an Internet connection (when the district has set permissions to allow this).
- Teachers can save time and paper and ensure students' privacy by e-mailing Fitnessgram reports to students and parents.
- Expanded options for generating statistical reports, including reader-friendly graphics, make Fitnessgram reports more meaningful.
- Districts can mandate test items, eliminating confusion and standardizing test items districtwide.
- Teachers can quickly and easily import test scores from other sources.
- Teachers can identify and record students who are exempt from taking one or more test items due to disability or injury.
- Tech staff can import relevant student information along with teacher and class relationships to quickly get teachers ready to enter scores.
- School systems can host data at the school, district, metro, or state level, or utilize The Cooper Institute's Web hosting alternatives for districts unable to host their own data.
With Fitnessgram 9.0, the program is installed on a web server. This web server can be hosted by a district, state, or regional office, or a third party hosting vendor. (For information about hosting providers who are ready and able to host your Fitnessgram 9.0 application, contact The Cooper Institute.)
Fitnessgram on your iPhone and Android
A Fitnessgram app is now available for iPhone and Android smartphone users. It's for score input only and you , can enter scores in synchronous or asynchronous mode. The cost of the app is $4.99--find it in the app store for your phone.
More reporting options in Fitnessgram 9.0
Fitnessgram® software can generate more reports at the test, class, school, district, and state levels. Using these reports, teachers and administrators can evaluate the fitness program and make decisions on allocating resources, or they can demonstrate the value of their program. Following are some of the predefined report options:
- Fitnessgram summary report
- Fitnessgram individual data sheet
- Fitnessgram achievement of standards
- Fitnessgram longitudinal tracking report
- Fitnessgram statistics report with a graphing option
- Student information report
Web-based Fitnessgram 9 offers increased reporting options--including the ability to generate charts--for teachers, administrators, and state stakeholders. This latest release of Fitnessgram also gives teachers the option to e-mail student and parent Fitnessgram reports.
Using these reports, Fitnessgram data can be compared to other factors, including academic achievement and socioeconomic data, to provide administrators with the information they need to make wide-reaching decisions.
Fitnessgram 9 User Information
New purchasers of Fitnessgram software need some basic, nuts-and-bolts information to help them get started. Here's a brief list of where to find essential information to help you implement Fitnessgram, whether you're working at the school, district, or state level:
- Obtain site license (link available soon)
- Technical support
- Conducting the test. Follow the instructions in the Fitnessgram/Activitygram Test Administration Manual. Also, take the free online training course accessible on the Training page of this site.
- For program objectives, refer to the Advocacy section of this site. Ultimately, the goal of Fitnessgram is to make children more physically active so they can enjoy the benefits that come with that. A big part of that involves what you do with the fitness assessment information once you've gathered it. Used effectively, Fitnessgram data can be used to significantly enhance physical education outcomes.
For a general description of Fitnessgram and its benefits, please read the Program Overview.