Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
The California Physical Fitness Test is designed to monitor students physical fitness in grades 5, 7 and 9.
California Education Code (Section 60800) requires school districts (LEAs) to measure aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, upper body strength, trunk strength/ flexibility, and overall flexibility.
These standards represent minimum levels of fitness known to be associated with those health and physical characteristics that offer protection against diseases resulting from physical inactivity.
PFT Test Window
Schools are required to complete PFT testing during these dates:
5th, 7th, and 9th grade
Suspended by SB 820 for the 2020-21 school year.
The 2019-20 Student Score Reports (SSRs) can be obtained by contacting your child's school site.
Achievement of the fitness standards is based upon a score falling within the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) for each fitness area. The goal is for students to achieve the HFZ for all areas of the Physical Fitness Test.