Guide for Parents

  • The documents enclosed will help you to understand the requirements, justifications and implementation strategies surrounding the physical fitness assessment initiative for students in grades 3-12 in the state of Texas. These documents have been compiled by the Texas School Health Advisory Committee with special assistance from the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Department of Agriculture.

     

    For additional information and resources, the following websites are available:

    1. Texas Education Agency: www.tea.state.tx.us/health/PFAI.html
    2. Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: www.tahperd.org
    3. FITNESSGRAM, Human Kinetics: www.fitnessgram.net/texas
    4. FITNESSGRAM Standards: www.cooperinstitute.org/products/grams/references.cfm

     

    You may also contact John Adams, Director Health Wellness and Physical Ed at jeadams@episd.org