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Accessible Alternate Version for the PFT Overview


This is an Accessible Alternate Version (AAV) of the Program Overview (PPT). This document provides text translation to the Overview, which is posted as a PowerPoint Presentation (PPT).

California Education Code Section 60800 requires:

The FITNESSGRAM1 Assessment:

1 The FITNESSGRAM and the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) are registered trademarks of The Cooper Institute.

Assesses three fitness components:

The FITNESSGRAM Test Options:

Aerobic capacity
Body composition

Test options for the muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility fitness areas:

Abdominal strength and endurance
Trunk extensor strength and flexibility
Upper body strength and endurance
Flexibility

Note: Detailed descriptions of each test option are available in the PFT: Reference Guide found in the Resources section of the California PFT External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

2013–14 Highlights:

Healthy Fitness Zones (HFZ):

2013–14 HFZ Standards:

Fitness Area HFZ Needs Improvement Needs Improvement - Health Risk
Aerobic Capacity Yes Yes Yes
Body Composition Yes Yes Yes
Muscle, Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility Yes Yes No

Reporting PFT Results:

Summary results are reported by:
The PFT provides information that enables:

Sample 2012–13 Reports: State, County, District, and School Comparisons

 

Physical Fitness Areas State County District A School B
Aerobic Capacity
64.4%
60.4%
66.9%
60.6%
Body Composition
66.1%
49.8%
47.0%
49.4%
Abdominal Strength
83.9%
84.1%
78.0%
71.4%
Trunk Extensor Strength
89.3%
93.4%
90.3%
76.0%
Upper Body Strength
71.1%
72.3%
66.7%
66.2%
Flexibility
80.6%
79.1%
72.4%
73.8%

Sample 2012–13 Reports: Three-Year Comparison

Physical Fitness Areas 2011 2012 2013
Aerobic Capacity
61.4%
62.4%
63.0%
Body Composition
62.1%
62.6%
63.2%
Abdominal Strength
78.9%
78.0%
77.0%
Trunk Extensor Strength
87.4%
86.8%
86.3%
Upper Body Strength
69.0%
68.1%
67.6%
Flexibility
70.9%
71.1%
71.8%

California Department of Education Contact Information

PFT Administration or Policy Questions:

California PFT Coordinator
Phone: 916-445-9449
E-mail: PFT@cde.ca.gov

Physical Education Questions:

Michael Lee
Education Programs Consultant
Phone: 916-323-5798
E-mail: mlee@cde.ca.gov

Questions: High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office | PFT@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449 
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