New schools receiving the full SBSM program participate in data collection to determine improvements in student fitness levels. Our data collection also explores changes in behaviors and perceptions surrounding PE class, participation in healthy behaviors, and improvements in self-confidence. We use the California state-mandated FitnessGram test to study student fitness levels. Our student health and wellness outcomes are determined using a survey administered before and after the implementation of our program.
Since 2017, across 30 schools that completed data collection, the average FitnessGram pass rate before our program was 39%. After implementing our program for an eight-week period, passing rates improved to 59%.