In October, all third through sixth grade students participate in fitness testing during their PE class time. The battery of five tests is part of the President's Challenge Fitness Test. This is a nationally normed test that most elementary physical education teachers in Northshore administer.
Individually, students can choose to make goals to improve scores in one or more areas. These same tests are given in the spring.
Program wise, the results can help shape the PE program here at Arrowhead. Two 45-minute PE classes per week alone, however, are not enough to affect change in a young person's fitness level. Making positive choices outside of school is necessary to create an appreciation for, and goal of, lifetime fitness.
Results are sent home at conference time in November and then again in June.
More information on the testing program can be found at
5th Grade CBA
In addition to the fitness test noted above, 5th grade students are now required by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to complete a Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) in the area of Health and Fitness. This is written test to evaluate student progress toward mastering the information in the K-5 grade Essential Academic Learning Requirements. This assessment will be given in the spring prior to WASL testing.