Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

FITNESSGRAM: Healthy Fitness Zone Charts


Standards established by The Cooper Institute that represent levels of fitness that offer some degree of protection against diseases that can result from sedentary living. These standards are organized by gender and age.

FITNESSGRAM® Healthy Fitness Zone Performance Standard Charts External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
These FITNESSGRAM® Performance Standards Charts provide performance standards that divides the needs improvement (NI) standard into two parts: NI and NI–Health Risk for the Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition fitness areas. NI–Health Risk will be used instead of NI–High Risk. The Body Composition fitness area also has a new Very Lean fitness performance standard. Standards are organized by gender and age.

2015–16 HFZ Charts (PDF)
Standards used for the 2015–16 school years. Standards are organized by gender and age.

Documentation of Changes to HFZ (DOC; Updated Oct-2013)
Documentation of changes to HFZ standards used from 1999 to 2014.

Questions: High School Equivalency and Outreach Office | pft@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Recently Posted in Testing
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 159 (added 11-Oct-2021)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 8, 2021.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 158 (added 05-Oct-2021)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, October 1, 2021.
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 157 (added 01-Oct-2021)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), email update, September 24, 2021.
  • 2021-22 ELPAC FAQs (added 01-Oct-2021)
    Frequently asked questions and answers about the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).
  • Assessment Spotlight, Issue 156 (added 20-Sep-2021)
    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) email update, September 17, 2021.