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Physical Fitness Test (PFT)


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.

  • For more information about the PFT, contact your local school district.
  • The PFT - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of the test.
  • The information below was developed to provide assistance to various groups that are directly involved with, or have an interest in, the PFT.

PFT Fact SheetExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Answers questions about the what, why, who, how, and when for the PFT.



Anjanette Winkler, Ed.D

Coordinator of Assessment & Accountability
(805) 928-1783 x8221


Laurie Graack
Principal on Special Assignment
(805) 928-1783
Michelle Sullivan
(805) 928-1783 x8224
Kim Trento
(805) 928-1783 x814