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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

See Elementary Assessment Calendar

See Secondary Assessment Calendar


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