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Matrix Two: PFT Variation/Accessibility Resources

Matrix of Variations and Accommodations for Administration of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

Note: Refer to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, sections 1040–1048, for more detail on this assessment program.

Test Variation (1)
Accommodation (2)
Administration of the test at the most beneficial time of day to the student
Audio amplification equipment
English learners (ELs) may have the opportunity to be tested separately with other ELs provided that the student is directly supervised by an employee of the school who has signed the test security affidavit and the student has been provided such a flexible setting as part of his/her regular instruction or assessment.


Extra time on a test within a testing day
Hear the test directions printed in the test administration manual translated into the student's primary language. Ask clarifying questions about the test directions in the student's primary language.


Manually Coded English or American Sign Language to present directions for administration (does not apply to test questions)
Test administered at home or in hospital by a test examiner 2
Test administration directions that are simplified or clarified (does not apply to test questions) ALL
Test individual student separately, provided that a test examiner directly supervises the student 1
Test students in a small group setting ALL
  • ALL: These test variations are available to all students.
  • Test Variation (1): Students may have these testing variations if regularly used in the classroom.
  • Accommodation (2): Eligible students shall be permitted to take the examination/test with accommodations if specified in the eligible student's IEP or Section 504 plan for use on the examination, standardized testing, or for use during classroom instruction and assessment.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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