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2015 California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The Physical Fitness Test (PFT)  Required per Education Code Section 60800  Primary Goal: To assist students.

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1 2015 California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

2 The Physical Fitness Test (PFT)  Required per Education Code Section  Primary Goal: To assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity  FITNESSGRAM © 4 TH Edition  (includes Training DVD and Cadence CD)  No testing changes 2

3 Process Overview  Site Level Training: January 26 – 30  Certificate of Training form to R & E: by Feb 2  Scan Forms will not be sent to school until this form is returned to R&E  Testing: February 2 – 17  Site review of scan forms: February 18 – 26  Submit scan forms to R & E: by Feb 27  Reports to students: May 21  Summary Reports posted on DataQuest: October 3

4 Who to Test  No parental exemptions  All students in grades 5 & 7 including:  Students with Disabilities  Independent Study  Take as much of the test as conditions permit  IEP determines how student will participate 4

5 When & What to Test Three Fitness Components:  Aerobic Capacity  One-Mile Run  Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility  Curl Up  Trunk Lift  90° Push Up  Back-Saver Sit and Reach  Body Composition (completed by Health Services Nurses)  Body Mass Index 5  Testing Window: February 2-17, 2015

6 Aerobic Capacity  One-Mile Run  Objective: To run a mile at the fastest pace possible (walking is permitted)  Materials Required:  Flat running course and stopwatch  Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages  Proper Scoring:  Leading zeroes for single-digit times  Score: Record “59” minutes, “59” seconds for incomplete test 6 Example : Score of 7 minutes, six seconds (with leading zeros) Example : Score for students who did not complete the test

7 Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility  Abdominal strength and endurance  Curl Up  Objective: To complete as many curl ups as possible up to a maximum of 75 at a specified pace  Materials Required:  Cadence CD (1 curl up every 3 seconds)  Gym mat, measuring strip  Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages  Proper Scoring:  Minimum: 1  Maximum 75  End test after second form correction  Leading zero for single-digit score 7 Example : Score of ‘8’ (with leading zeros)

8 Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility  Trunk extensor strength and flexibility  Trunk Lift  Objective: To lift the upper body 12 inches off the floor using the muscles of the back and hold the position to allow for measurement  Materials Required:  Gym mat, yardstick or 15-inch ruler  Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages  Proper Scoring:  Two attempts - record the highest  Discourage overextending  Minimum: 0 inches  Maximum 12 inches  Score recorded to nearest inch  Leading zero for single-digit score 8 Example : Score of ‘6’ (with leading zeros)

9 Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility  Upper body strength and endurance  90° Push Up  Objective: To complete as many push ups as possible at a rhythmic pace  Materials Required:  Cadence CD (rhythm of 20 push ups per minute)  Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages  Proper Scoring:  Minimum: 1  Maximum: 75  End test after second form correction  Leading zero for single-digit score 9 Example : Score of ‘42’

10 Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility  Flexibility  Back-Saver Sit and Reach (left and right sides)  Objective: To be able to reach the specified distance (maximum 12 inches) on the right and left sides of the body  Materials Required:  Sit & Reach box calibrated in inches, not metric  Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages  Proper Scoring:  Reach 4 times and hold on the fourth for 1 second  Discourage overextending  Minimum: 0 inches  Maximum 12 inches  Score recorded to nearest inch  Leading zero for single-digit score 10 Example : Score of Left ‘11’ Right ‘9’ (with leading zeros)

11 Body Composition  Body Mass Index (compares height and weight) (completed by Health Services Nurses)  Objective: To determine the appropriateness of a child’s weight relative to height  Materials Required: None  Data collected by district nurses  Proper Scoring: Nurses enter data 11

12 Scan Form Specifics  Certification of Training form on R&E website submission via fax, mail or drop-off Certification of Training form  Reminders:  “Test date” - leave blank  “Reason for Incomplete Test” box  “Reason Not Tested ” box  Completely darken bubbles, no Sharpies, do not hole punch  All scan forms due to R&E by February 27, 2015  Non pre-ID students - Write Student Name, SID, School, Grade on blank form  Please do not void any forms 12 Reminder: Teacher logs need to be turned in to R&E with scan forms


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