Each spring, all students in grades 5, 7, and 9 are required to participate in the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The Fitnessgram® is the designated PFT for students in California public schools put forth by the State Board of Education. PFT measures six key fitness areas:
1. Aerobic Capacity
2. Body Composition
4. Abdominal Strength and Endurance
5. Upper Body Strength and Endurance
6. Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
Encouraging and assisting students in establishing lifelong habits of regular physical activity is the primary goal of the Fitnessgram®. The table shows the percentage of students meeting the fitness standards of being in the “healthy fitness zone” for the most recent testing period. For more detailed information on the California PFT, visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/.