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CalSCHLS Healthy Kids Survey


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 test has five 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. The FITNESSGRAM® consists of five fitness areas: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength and Endurance, Upper Body Strength and Endurance, Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility, and Flexibility.


Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the PFT.

Testing Window

2/1/2023 - 5/19/2023


Visit the California Department of Education’s PFT web page and/or the PFT website for more information about the PFT.