Oak Brook students in grades 3-5 will participate in a nation- and state-wide fitness assessment during the month of April. Students will be assessed for muscular strength, muscular endurance, joint flexibility, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance. Oak Brook is required to administer the Presidential Youth Fitness Program to students in grades 3-5. The Presidential Youth Fitness program utilizes a fitness assessment program called Fitnessgram. Students are encouraged to strive towards improving their fitness in all of these areas throughout the year. Standards (or scores) for a healthy level of fitness are identified by the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. These scores are referred to as the "Healthy Fitness Zone."
To be eligible to receive a Presidential Youth Fitness Award, a student must score in the Healthy Fitness Zone in all five assessment categories. The assessment categories are:
- Aerobic Capacity (Measured by the PACER Challenge)
- Abdominal Strength and Endurance (Measured by the Curl Up Test)
- Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility (Measured by the Trunk Lift Test)
- Upper Body Strength and Endurance (Measured by the Push Up Test)
- Flexibility (Measured by the Sit-and-Reach Test)
Note: Students not capable of participating in a particular Fitnessgram assessment will have an alternative test which will measure the same component of fitness, or may be exempt from a particular test item.
For more information, please visit their website at https://www.pyfp.org