Evaluation & Research
Physical Fitness Testing
Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is administered to all 5th, 7th and 9th grade students. The test is mandated by the state and measures the physical performance and fitness of students. The test is administered in March, April or May.
California Physical Fitness Test Training Site
The California Department of Education (CDE) provides resources on this site to familiarize and train new and experienced district and school Physical Fitness Test (PFT) coordinators, other district leads, and physical education teachers in the proper administration of the FITNESSGRAM® test protocols.
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.
Physical Fitness FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions for GGUSD Teachers.
Physical Fitness Data
The CDE makes available PFT summary reports for the state, counties, school districts, and schools. Results are also available by gender and ethnicity.
Aerobic Capacity and Body Mass Index Calculation Spreadsheet
Excel spreadsheet that calculates BMI and VO2max.