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Alex Moore, 14, has his height and weight measured by Denise Rossa, a district department chair and gym teacher at Chute Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. It's a means of determining the student's Body Mass Index (BMI), part of the Fitnessgram list of fitness indicators. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
Alex Moore, 14, performs a "sit and reach" exercise to determine flexibility while being watched by Denise Rossa, a district department chair and gym teacher at Chute Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. It's one of the exercises included in a Fitnessgram assessment. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/MCT)