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PFT Assistance for Local Educational Agencies
PFT Coordinator Manual
The PFT Coordinator Manual located on the California PFT Resources Web page provides information and resources needed by PFT coordinators to prepare for and carry out the spring administration of the PFT. The document provides background information and directions for administering the PFT as well as information related to the collection and reporting of test results to the state PFT contractor, San Joaquin County Office of Education.
The PFT Reference Guide located on the California PFT Resources Web page is designed to assist staff in becoming familiar with the California PFT. It includes detailed of the fitness areas, the data collection requirements, the equations and conversion table used for estimating Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition, the performance standards, and suggestions for facilitating the administration of the different test options.
PFT BMI and VO2max Calculator with Healthy Fitness Zones® (XLS)
Updated Excel spreadsheet that provides Aerobic Capacity Fitness Areas and BMI Healthy Fitness Zones® and calculates BMI and VO2max.
FITNESSGRAM Fitness Areas, Test Options, and Equipment (PDF)
Graphic organizer providing a quick overview of the PFT.
FITNESSGRAM Healthy Fitness Zones (HFZ)
Provides the standards (organized by gender and age) established by The Cooper Institute
2012-13 PFT Resources (PDF)
Provides a list of resources for LEAs, and LEA staff including contacts for CDE, FITNESSGRAM®, and PFT vendor services and systems.
PFT Program Notes
Program Notes for the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
Understanding the 2013 PFT
Includes a variety of resources to communicate with different audiences.
California PFT Training Site
Materials offered on this Web page included training modules to assist PFT coordinators with the submission and correction of PFT data and video clips of the FITNESSGRAM tests using California's testing protocol (i.e., employee of the district administering and scoring the tests.)
Report to the Governor and Legislature
2011 Report to the Governor and Legislature (PDF)
The report summarizes the results of the 2011 test administration and provides a comparison of results with the 2009 and 2010 administrations.
Previous Reports to the Governor and Legislature
Includes prior year News Releases and Reports to the Governor and Legislature from 2003 - 2009.
2004 Fitness and Academic Achievement Study (DOC; 1MB)
The 2004 Physical Fitness Test results were used to study the relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement.
FITNESSGRAM® Reference Guide
This guide provides answers to questions associated with the use and interpretation of the FITNESSGRAM® assessment.