The setup, testing and reporting of the CA Physical Fitness Test. Includes selecting which test(s) to allow in each category, entering scores via the Teacher Portal, reporting scores to the State and loading results from the vendor.
- State reporting requirements related to student Physical Fitness testing
- Use of various Physical Fitness forms in Aeries Web and the Aeries Web Teacher Portal
- How to identify and correct errors within Physical Fitness Data before submitting results
- Methods to add and maintain PFT scores
- How to import PFT results from various formats
- Accessing and printing reports related to PFT
Known Issue - Changes to 2019-20 PFT Testing
NOTE: On January 23, 2020 SJCOE held a webinar on PFT Testing for the 2019-20 administration. LEA's are required to administer the PFT to all 5th, 7th and 9th grade students this testing administration, but LEA's will not be submitting the PFT results to the state for the 2019-20 year. From this point on CDE will be collecting PFT results once every two years, in accordance with California Education Code Section 60800. LEA's, however, are still responsible for reporting aggregate results of the PFT in their annual school accountability report card.
With the LEA's inability to receive the Pass/Not Pass status for the PFT categories from the state they will need to look for another solution to populating those values. During the webinar CDE suggested that schools use the charts provided in the PFT Resources to look up and determine the Pass/Fail statuses for each of the PFT results. Unfortunately the calculations and Healthy Fitness Zone lookup tables are proprietary information created by the Cooper Institute. At this time we believe we cannot legally include this analysis within our system. We are well aware of the difficulty that the LEA's will have in populating the Pass/Not Pass statuses for each of the categories in the PFT records. We will be checking with our legal team and are in discussion with districts to see how we can aid them in ways to make population of this information easier.