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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 5, 2016

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