California Physical Fitness Test
Every year in the early spring OUSD students in the 5th., 7th. and 9th. graders join students statewide to take the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The scores of the 5th, 7th, and 9th graders are reported to the state.
The California Department of Education selected the FITNESSGRAM, an internationally recognized test to measure fitness, as the assessment tool school districts in the state must use.
This fitness assessment is an integral part of OUSD Physical Education programs and is designed to measure fitness levels. Students will be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability and using their best efforts. The FITNESSGRAM measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
Each student will be assessed using the following suggested test components that are recommended by OUSD.
- Aerobic capacity
- Body composition
- Muscular Strenghth, Endurance, and Flexibility
Later in the year a confidential report will be provided for each student to take home. This report will include your child’s scores and will provide information on the “Healthy Fitness Zones” standards. The “Healthy Fitness Zones” represent the level of fitness needed for optimum health. The information on this private report will not be displayed or made public.
Additional FitnessGram Resources