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              Fitnessgram is the district tool being used to teach and assess Physical Fitness for grades 1-12 here in Washington Township.  At the elementary level, Fitnessgram is being used to teach students in grades 1-3 how to properly perform and execute various exercises that directly impact fitness levels.  In grades 4 and 5, students are becoming successful at performing these exercises independently and are also being assessed using the Fitnessgram program.  These assessments are primarily used to give students personal feedback regarding their fitness level and their improvement in various areas of fitness.  Students are encouraged to focus on their own personal level of fitness and their own personal improvement as opposed to comparing themselves to a standard, norm, or fellow students.  This mindset and understanding of the Fitnessgram program will build the foundation for future use of this program at the Middle and High School levels.