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Physical Fitness Test

The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity.

Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test. The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.

Resources and Additional Information

Online Data Entry System: Illuminate 

California PFT Resource Website
PFT Information and Resources hosted by the San Joaquin County Office of Education, the PFT Contractor for the State of California

CDE PFT Information Website
California Department of Education's Physical Fitness Information and Resources web page.

Coordinator and Test Administrator RESOURCES
Data Collection
Find all of the following resources on the CDE PFT web page:
  • PFT Coordinator Manual
  • PFT Reference Guide
  • BMI & VO2 Max Calculator
  • PACER Look up and Goal Setting Table
  • Healthy Fitness Zone Charts