Vermont

This page includes training and instructions for the Vermont FitnessGram® implementation.

Vermont Physical Education and Assessment Training Webinar – Part 1

Story, background, and implementation training plan of FitnessGram® in Vermont.

Vermont FitnessGram®Software Training

Vermont FitnessGram® Requirements

What grades will be assessed for the Vermont PE Assessment?
Assessment of grades 4, 7, and 9 or 10 is required for the Vermont PE Assessment. High schools have the opportunity to choose grade 9 or 10, understanding that all students in the selected grade will need to be assessed. Schools are able to use FitnessGram® for all grades, but only the above grades will be used for school accountability.

When are students assessed?
Vermont has designated May 1-31 as the FitnessGram® testing window. Teachers, make sure your FitnessGram® test event dates fall within this designated window.

Which test items are required?
Select any aerobic capacity, upper body, abdominal, and flexibility test you would like. (The recommended tests are: PACER, push-up, curl-up, and backsaver sit-and-reach.) Please note if body composition is assessed, it will not be submitted to the Vermont Agency of Education for any evaluation or accountability purposes.

School and Student IDs in FitnessGram®
State-assigned school IDs have been added to FitnessGram® for all Vermont schools. District Admins, use these state-assigned IDs found in Districts & Schools under the Participating Schools list in your FitnessGram® import file.

State-assigned student IDs must be used to identify students in FitnessGram®. If your district or school previously used local identifiers for students, please contact the FitnessGram® Help Desk to assist with updating student IDs to the required state-assigned IDs.

How is data submitted to Vermont Agency of Education?
Once data has been entered into FitnessGram® schools have completed the process. The Vermont Agency of Education will pull the data from FitnessGram® after the testing window ends (May 31).

FitnessGram® offers a variety of reports to communicate results with students and parents, track progress and assist with goal setting, and identify areas of need. We encourage districts to utilize FitnessGram® reports to meet the needs of fitness education programming.

FG 101
The FG 101 test is required to certify full training by all Vermont PE teachers administering the assessment. Teachers who pass the test will submit the certificate of a passing score to their District Admin (DA). The FG 101 professional development module, which includes the test, is available in FitnessGram® within SmartCoach/Admin Resources.

The FG 101 certificate displays for customers who complete the test at the end of the module and get at least 80% correct (passing score). Note the certificate does not include the person’s name. The certificate is only available during the initial viewing and it can be downloaded at that point, but you can not come back to retrieve the certificate later. If you have already passed the FG 101 test, but did not download or screen shot the certificate, you may contact the AOE about confirming completion for submission to the DA.

Note: DA’s will submit the certification of proper test administration once all PE teachers have completed the training process and submitted their FG 101 certificates.

Who should I contact with questions about this assessment?

  • For information about the assessment content and related classroom practice, contact Susan Yesalonia, Physical Education Specialist, at susan.yesalonia@vermont.gov.
  • For information about test administration and school accountability, contact Gabriel McGann, Statewide Assessment Coordinator, at gabriel.mcgann@vermont.gov.
  • For information about the FG Companion Assessments, contact Linda Moreno, Assessment Coordinator for Special Populations, at linda.moreno@vermont.gov.

Click here for Vermont Agency of Education Physical Education Information.

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