FITNESSGRAM

Physical Fitness Test

FITNESSGRAM - Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

UPDATE for 2021-22: Body Composition will *not* be part of this year's testing. Fitness scores should be recorded by teachers but only students' *participation* for each performed test will be reported via the Fitnessgram Web System. For more information, visit the district's Physical Education & Health webpage.

California Education Code (EC) Section 60800 has requires that each school district administer a state-designated physical fitness test (PFT) to all students in grades five, seven, and nine. The test designated for this purpose by the State Board of Education is the FITNESSGRAM®. The FITNESSGRAM®, developed by The Cooper Institute, provides criterion-referenced standards to evaluate fitness. 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. Achievement of the fitness standards is based upon a score falling in the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) for each of six fitness areas. The HFZ represents minimal levels of satisfactory achievement on the tasks. The goal is for students to achieve the HFZ for all six fitness areas of the physical fitness test.