What mechanism and criteria are being used for testing?

The Georgia Department of Education selected FITNESSGRAM(R), a comprehensive health-related physical fitness and activity assessment and computerized reporting system developed by The Cooper Institute. This system includes a complete battery of health-related fitness items that are scored using age and gender specific standards based on how fit children need to be for good health. The assessment includes body composition, abdominal strength, flexibility, and endurance.

For more information about this assessment, please visit http://www.fitnessgram.net/Georgia/