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5th Grade CA State Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

As parents of a 5th grade student, we wanted to provide you with information regarding the California State Physical Fitness Test your child will be participating in this year. Every fifth grader in the state of California will be tested in his/her PE class.

The California State Physical Fitness Test consists of:

  • Mile Run
  • Back Saver Sit-and-Reach
  • Push-ups
  • Curl-ups (Sit-ups)
  • Trunk Extension
  • Body Mass Index (Height and Weight Ratio)

Over the course of the year, students will be introduced to the six components of the Physical Fitness Test. Moreover, students will have time to practice and prepare during PE class. Your child will continue to have class time throughout the year to practice for the test, however it would be helpful for your child to practice at home, too. Your encouragement and assistance will benefit your child! Thank you for your help in advance and know that your support and teamwork are greatly appreciated.