All 3rd through 12th grade students enrolled in a Physical Education or a Physical Education substitution are required to take the physical fitness assessment. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that assess aerobic capacity, muscular strength and body composition. Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone standards to determine students' overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement. Houston ISD utilizes the FitnessGram to assess student’s physical fitness levels.
Parents can request a copy of their student's FitnessGram report by contacting their physical education teacher, or, for the secondary grades, their coach or other instructor.