REQUIRED ANNUAL PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT
Annually, a district shall assess the physical fitness of students in grade 3 or higher in a course that satisfies the curriculum requirements for physical education under Education Code 28.002(a)(2)(C), using an assessment instrument adopted by the commissioner of education (currently FitnessGram®). Education Code 38.101(a), .102(a)
A district is not required to assess a student for whom, as a result of disability or other condition identified by commissioner rule, the assessment instrument is inappropriate. Education Code 38.101(b)
The assessment instrument must be based on factors related to student health, including aerobic capacity; body composition; and muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility, unless a particular factor is inappropriate for that student because of a health classification defined in 19 Administrative Code 74.31 [see EHAA]. Education Code 38.102(b)(1); 19 TAC 103.1001(b)
A district shall provide the results of individual student performance on the physical fitness assessment to TEA. The results may not contain the names of individual students or teachers or a student’s social security number or date of birth.
The results of individual student performance on the physical fitness assessment instrument are confidential and may be released only in accordance with state and federal law. Education Code 38.103
Parents can request in writing their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year [see FFAA]