The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is based on the FITNESSGRAM® from Cooper Institute. The main goal of the test is to encourage students to develop life-long habits of regular physical activity.
All students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test. At EUSD, all students regularly perform activities that prepare them for the PFTs at all grade levels.
PFT consists of a battery of tests that address four fitness domains. Each test consists of several test options where students can demonstrate level of fitness. For example, aerobic capacity could be demonstrated via the mile run, the PACER test or the walk test. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.