Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness battery of tests for students in California. The State Board of Education designated the FITNESSGRAM® as the PFT for students in California public schools. The FITNESSGRAM® consists of six fitness areas: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength and Endurance, Upper Body Strength and Endurance, Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility, Body Composition, and Flexibility.
The PFT is given to all students enrolled in a California public school in grades five, seven, and nine.
PFT 2020: Due to the unprecendented circumstances of school closures surrounding Covid-19,the Physical Fitness Test is on hold until students return to school. For more information, please visit the CA Department of Education's webpage regarding state testing.
PFT 2021 Testing Window (Grades 5, 7, 9): February 1 - April 29