Physical Fitness Testing

  • Each year, students in grades five, seven, and nine participate in the California Physical Fitness Test, also called the PFT. California has chosen the FITNESSGRAM® as the annual physical fitness test for students in California public schools. The PFT results provide one measure that students and their families can use, along with other information, to monitor overall fitness.

    The FITNESSGRAM® includes six test areas:

    • Aerobic Capacity
    • Body Composition
    • Abdominal Strength and Endurance
    • Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
    • Upper Body Strength and Endurance
    • Flexibility

    For each fitness area of the FITNESSGRAM®, students are scored as meeting the “Healthy Fitness Zone” or “Needs Improvement.”

    The window for administration runs February through April.