The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the
FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting
life-long habits of regular physical activity.
Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test. The test has
six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against
diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used by students,
teachers, and parents.