Register to listen: Webinar – Fitness Assessments in Illinois: Tools, Resources, and Information You Need

Join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health for a webinar:
Fitness Assessments in Illinois: Tools, Resources, and Information You Need
Tuesday, January 31st (3pm-4:30pm CST)
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As part of a larger plan to improve physical education (P.E.) and increase physical activity in children across the state, in 2014, Illinois enacted a law requiring all Illinois students be given scientifically-based, health-related fitness assessments in order to help students achieve an maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness based upon continual self-assessment.

The Tuesday, January 31st (3pm-4:30pm CST) webinar will help P.E. teachers administer the required fitness assessments accurately and with fidelity to the Fitnessgram protocols, and to use assessment data to improve P.E. programming. It will also help administrators support fitness testing and communicate with their communities about the value of fitness assessments.

Webinar participants will learn about:
  • Recent P.E. developments in Illinois – the big picture and how fitness assessments fit in
  • How the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PFYP) can be used as a tool for fitness education and assessment
  • Fitness testing requirements in Illinois
  • How to effectively implement fitness testing and use the data meaningfully
  • Reporting and a tour of the free Illinois-specific Excel spreadsheet
  • You will also get time to ask YOUR questions!


  • Shawn Backs, Principal Education Consultant, Nutrition & Wellness Programs, Illinois State Board of Education
  • Dr. Dale Brown, Professor of Exercise Physiology, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State University, Normal
  • Marcey Siegel, Pump Up P.E. Teacher Trainer, Adjunct Instructor/University Supervisor, Benedictine University
  • Janna Simon, Program Manager, Center for Partnerships & Program Initiatives, Illinois Public Health Institute
Target Audience
P.E. teachers, superintendents, administrators and all school personnel involved in administering fitness assessments. This webinar will be recorded. Registrants will receive a link to the recording so you can listen to it even if you can’t tune in during the live recording!


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This webinar is supported in part by The Chicago Community Trust.