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Testing Protocol for Mississippi Schools
Funded through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation

Due dates to submit Mississippi BMI and Fitness Level data:

September 15, 2013; May 1, 2014

Steps to submit BMI and Fitness Level data:

  1. Data will be tracked for the same 75 students from year one. If a student included in the 75 has moved to another school, enter the word MOVED in the pre date column.
  2. Download the file: PFA Workbook Do not make any formatting changes to the PFA Workbook.
    (Excel spreadsheet with built-in calculations for fitness and BMI tests)
  3. Record BMI data for each student on the BMI Pre & Post Worksheet
    1. Use the same student number assigned from the previous year
    2. Record the following:
      1. Grade Level
      2. Birth Date (MM/DD/YEAR)
      3. Gender
      4. Date of Measurement
      5. Height in feet and inches (to the nearest 1/8 inch reported as a decimal)
      6. Weight (to the nearest 1/4 lb. reported as a decimal)


        Decimal Chart
        Height
        Weight
        Inches
        Decimal
        Pounds
        Decimal
        1/8
        .125
        1/4
        .25
        2/8
        .25
        2/4
        .50
        3/8
        .375
        3/4
        .75
        4/8
        .50
        5/8
        .625
        6/8
        .75
        7/8
        .875

    Note: BMI, BMI for Age Percentile, and Value columns will automatically populate on the BMI Pre & Post worksheet. The BMI Summary worksheet will also automatically populate.
  4. Record the following fitness test scores on the Fitness Test Results worksheet:
    1. Modified pull up (timed for 30 seconds)
    2. Vault bar jump (timed for 30 seconds)
    3. Sit ups (timed for 60 seconds)
    4. Quarter mile run

      Note: The following data should be entered on the BMI Pre and Post Worksheet. This data will then automatically populate on the Fitness Test Results Worksheet: Student Number, Grade Level, Birth Date, and Gender.

  5. E-mail PFA Workbook file to:
    1. Foundation@bcbsms.com
    2. info@projectfitamerica.org

Due date to submit Other Data and Teacher Evaluation:
June 1, 2014

Steps to submit Other Data:

  1. Use the same Other Data Workbook submitted for year one. Do not make any formatting changes to the Other Data Workbook. (Excel spreadsheet with built-in calculations).  If you need a copy of your Other Data Workbook, email request to Foundation@bcbsms.com.
  2. Record number of disciplinary occurrences, number of absenteeism occurrences, and average number of minutes per week students spend with Project Fit America equipment and curriculum (enter as a number of minutes).
  3. E-mail Other Data Workbook file to: Foundation@bcbsms.com
  4. The Teacher Evaluation will be emailed out during post testing time. Email Teacher Evaluation to:
    1. Foundation@bcbsms.com
    2. info@projectfitamerica.org

Revised 8/20/2013

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