PFTThe California Physical Fitness Test is designed to monitor students physical fitness in grades 5, 7 and 9. It measures 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.California Education Code (Section 60800) requires school districts (LEAs) to administer the PFT to students in grades 5, 7 and 9.Source: CA Dept. of EducationTest WindowsAnnual PFT administration:9th grade: February 4 - 28, 20197th grade: February 4 - March 15, 20195th grade: February 4 - March 15, 2019General InformationParent Brochure CDE 2012Parent Brochure -Spanish CDE 2012Frequently Asked Questions CDE Website
Source: CA Dept. of EducationResultsResults by school sites for 2015-2016Student Score ReportsIndividual student scores are sent home with your student or can be obtained at your child's school site.Achievement of the fitness standards is based upon a score falling in 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.Parent ResourcesWhy PE is important for students.