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.
The FITNESSGRAM®is composed of the following six fitness areas, with a number of test options provided for most areas:
- Aerobic Capacity
- Abdominal Strength and Endurance
- Upper Body Strength and Endurance
- Body Composition
- Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
Further information can be found at: A Parents Guide to Understanding the PFT