Each year, California public schools use the FITNESSGRAM® for their Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Grades five, seven, and nine are expected to participate. The main goal of the test is to help students reinforce or learn about life-long healthy activity habits. The test assesses the following five fitness areas:
- aerobic capacity
- abdominal strength and endurance
- trunk extensor strength and flexibility
- upper body strength and endurance
The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents. For more information on what is being assessed, please watch the following videos.