- February 1, 2013 - April 30, 2013 - Grades 5th, 7th & 9th
California Education Code Section 60800 requires each school district in California to administer a physical fitness test annually to all students in grades five, seven, and nine. The State Board of Education designated the FITNESSGRAM® as the required Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to be administered to California students.
Goal of FITNESSGRAM
The primary goal of the FITNESSGRAM® is to help students establish physical activity as part of their daily lives. FITNESSGRAM® provides a number of options for each fitness area so that all students, including students with disabilities, have the maximum opportunity to participate in these tests.
FITNESSGRAM® tests the following six fitness areas. Most of these areas have several options.
- PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run)
- One-Mile Run
- Walk Test (only for ages thirteen or older)
- Skinfold Measurements
- Body Mass Index
- Bioelectric Impedance Analyzer
Abdominal Strength & Endurance
Trunk Extensor Strength & Flexibility
- Trunk Lift
Upper Body Strength & Endurance
- Modified Pull-Up
- Flexed-Arm Hang
- Back-Saver Sit and Reach
- Shoulder Stretch