The state of California requires 5th and 7th graders to complete Physical Fitness Testing each year. This year we have scheduled the testing for Monday, May 16. Students will participate in five activities. We have two sign up times, so please choose the time that works best for your schedule.
"The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive battery of health-related physical fitness tests for students in California. The test has five parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that are caused by inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.
The five fitness areas of the PFT are: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength and Endurance, Upper Body Strength and Endurance, Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility, and Flexibility.
The results are one piece of information students and their families can use, along with other information, to monitor overall fitness.
The results also are useful for schools to monitor their physical education programs.
The PFT is given to all students enrolled in a California public school in grades five, seven, and grade nine. Students with disabilities should be given as much of the test as each student’s physical condition permits.
If you have questions about the PFT, please contact the Physical Fitness Testing Office by email at [email protected]
Arete Resource Center Room 10
|| Sarah Schwartz