Per the California Department of Education, local educational agencies (LEAs) will be required to administer the PFT between February 1, 2023 and May 31, 2023. The 2022-23 Physical Fitness administration will be the same as the 2021-22 administration. The following information was taken from an October 13, 2022 letter sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:
LEAs are required to administer the PFT to eligible students using only the five following components:
- Aerobic Capacity
- Abdominal Strength and Endurance
- Upper Body Strength and Endurance
- Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
The Body Composition component and the Body Composition Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) will not be a part of the PFT for school year 2022–23. By eliminating the Body Composition component (including the collection of date of birth, sex, gender, height, weight, and/or body mass index), the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during exercise, or VO2 Max, cannot be calculated to estimate aerobic capacity.
Therefore, the tests that measure aerobic capacity will be limited to the following:
- Time needed to complete the One-Mile Walk
- Time needed to complete the One-Mile Run
- Number of 20-meter laps completed using the PACER
LEAs will not be required to report raw scores and HFZs for each component of the PFT to the CDE for the 2022–23 administration. Instead, LEAs will be required to submit participation results (by component and grade) as part of their annual School Accountability Report Card.
LEA's will also need to provide the raw test scores to the students per the PFT Webinar held on 1/25 /2023.
The Physical Fitness Testing Setup page in Aeries allows the School or District to set up which Physical Fitness Tests will be taken for each Testing Administration.
These articles will provide information on the setup and population of multiple Physical Fitness Testing Administrations in a single year, selecting which tests to allow in each category, entering scores via various methods, reporting scores to the State, and loading results from the vendor.
A listing of the Physical Fitness Testing forms and reports can be displayed on one screen by filtering for fitness for Pages and for Reports in the navigation. These screens are used to input, report and track results of physical fitness tests required by the state to be performed for grades 5, 7 and 9.