• The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is part of the state testing program. California has chosen the FITNESSGRAM® as the annual PFT for students in public schools. The FITNESSGRAM® is a comprehensive health-related fitness test developed by The Cooper Institute.

    All students in grades five, seven, and nine are tested.

    The FITNESSGRAM® has five fitness areas:

    • Aerobic Capacity
    • Abdominal Strength and Endurance
    • Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
    • Upper Body Strength and Endurance
    • Flexibility

    The PFT is administered between February and May. You will receive additional information from your school about the specific dates and times of testing.

    More information about the PFT can be found on the California Department of Education PFT web page at For more information about your child's scores, contact your child's teacher and/or the school office.

    Read "A PARENT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING The California Physical Fitness Test and FITNESSGRAM®" in English and Spanish