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Physical Fitness Testing

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Lundon Jackson
Teacher on Special Assignment, Science, Health, and Physical Education K-12
(916) 566-1600 ext. 50222

Uve Dahmen
Director, Assessment & Accountability
(916) 566-1600 ext. 50205

Chris Arnold
Coordinator, Assessment
(916) 566-1600 ext. 50207

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The California Physical Fitness Tests will be administered to all students in grades 5, 7 and 9 to determine levels of fitness of students. To evaluate health related fitness and to assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity, state law requires school districts to administer a set of tests.
The complete test battery measures student performance in the following areas: 
1. Aerobic Capacity (Choice of 1)
  • PACER (progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run)
  • One-Mile Run
  • Walk Test (only for ages 13 or older)
2. Abdominal Strength and Endurance
  • Curl-Up
3. Upper Body Strength and Endurance (Choice of One)
  • Push-Up
  • Modified Pull-Up
  • Flexed-Arm Hang
4. Body Composition (Choice of One)
  • Skinfold Measurements
  • Body Mass Index
  • Bioelectric Impedance Analyzer
5. Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
  • Trunk Lift
6. Flexibility (Choice of 1)
  • Back-Saver Sit and Reach
  • Shoulder Stretch
A passing score is defined as meeting the healthy fitness zone for 5 out of 6 components. Students who do not meet the healthy fitness zone in grades 9 or 10 will continue to take physical education classes until they either "pass" the fitness tests or graduate. (Ed. Code 51210, 51222, 51241; BP 5030 and 6142)

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Teachers who administer the test have access to the MyHealthyZone Dashboard.

Questions on Access (Username, Password, or Student Information): Please Contact the Assessment and Accountability Department.

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