Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Understanding the PFT

2015-16 Physical Fitness Test (PFT) communications packet for LEAs.

PFT Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Provides brief responses to the most frequently asked questions.

Program Overview Presentation (PDF)
Accessible Alternate Version of the Program Overview
Provides options for tailoring presentations about the PFT.

Brochure, Sample Newsletter, and Sample Student Results Letter for Parents/Guardians

The PFT and the FITNESSGRAM (PDF)
The PFT and the FITNESSGRAM – Spanish (PDF)
Designed to familiarize parents and guardians with the PFT.

Parent and Guardian Guide to the Physical Fitness Test and the FITNESSGRAM – Aerobic Capacity (PDF)
Parent and Guardian Guide to the Physical Fitness Test and the FITNESSGRAM – Aerobic Capacity, Spanish (PDF)
Brochure for parent and guardian to explain the concept of Aerobic Capacity and VO2max.

Sample Newsletter Insert (DOC)
Sample Newsletter Insert – Spanish (DOC)
Available translations of the Sample Newsletter Insert

Sample Student Results Letter to Parents/Guardians (DOC)
Sample Student Results Letter to Parents/Guardians – Spanish (DOC)
Available translations of the Sample Student Results Letter to Parents and Guardian

Questions:   High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office | pft@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Recently Posted in Testing
  • The 1 Percent Threshold on Alternate Assessments (added 25-May-2017)
    Requirement to notify the California Department of Education if a local educational agency believe that they will exceed 1 percent of its total assessed student population taking alternate assessments.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 207 (added 24-May-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 24, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 206 (added 18-May-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 17, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 205 (added 10-May-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 10, 2017.
  • CAASPP Update, Issue 204 (added 09-May-2017)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) e-mail update, May 3, 2017.