Frequently Asked Questions

The answer is YES !

Is it easy to use?
Will it track our incentives?
Can we install the scanner app on as many devices as we want (for our Jog-A-thon)?
Can I tell everyone there are no extra charges during the year?
Can we replace cards that get lost?
Can we add students that transfer in mid-year?
Do students re-use their cards from the previous year?
Can helpers who are not technical do the scanning?
Will you upload our class lists for us?
Can the system report on lap times? For the One-Mile Run?
Can other teachers login and run reports?
Can they get the data in Excel?
Will your security and privacy be acceptable to District IT?
Can we start in the winter or spring?
Is support included?
What do Physical Educators gain by using Student Lap Tracker?
  1. Time - both during class and after class
  2. Motivation tool
  3. Improved student aerobic capacity
  4. Convenient, accurate mileage and times
How do we use the program to movtivate students?
  1. Provide feedback
  2. Apply grading rubric
  3. Award incentive prizes
  4. Recognize top performers
How do schools fund their purchase?
  • Parent organizations
  • School's discretionary funds
  • Grants
  • Jog-A-Thons
It's usually the principal who "connects the dots" between a fitness champion at the school and the various funding sources. Be sure to tell them it's a year-long program that will reach all students.

Why should we have a running club?

Chances are too many kids at your school are not aerobically fit. The evidence is everywhere. California schools can look up their Physical Fitness Testing results here.
37 percent of 5th, 7th and 9th graders failed the Aerobic Capacity test last year! It's a serious problem that needs to be addressed, and we can help you do it. Your students will be healthier, happier and even score better in their testing.

What's wrong with tracking the laps manually?

If you're trying to improve aerobic capacity, counting sticks and tallying index cards have a very high opportunity cost.
  • Individual mileage isn't reported easily so feedback happens slowly, if at all.
  • Inaccurate mileage causes the kids to believe the program is unfair or unrewarding.
  • An inordinate amount of teacher and volunteer time is wasted over the course of the school year.