2014 California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

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2014 California
Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
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Required per Education Code Section 60800
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Primary Goal: To assist students in
establishing lifetime habits of regular
physical activity
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FITNESSGRAM© 4TH Edition
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(includes Training DVD and Cadence CD)
No testing changes
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Process Overview
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Site Level Training: January 27 – 31
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Certificate of Training form to R & E: by Feb 3
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Scan Forms will not be sent to school until this form is
returned to R&E
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Testing: February 3 – 18
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Site review of scan forms: February 19 – 27
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Submit scan forms to R & E: by Feb 28
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Reports to students: May 22
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Summary Reports posted on DataQuest: October
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Who to Test
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No parental exemptions
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All students in grades 5 & 7 including:
 Students with Disabilities
 Independent
Study
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Take as much of the test as conditions permit
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IEP determines how student will participate
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When & What to Test
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Testing Window: February 3-18, 2014
Three Fitness Components:
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Aerobic Capacity
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One-Mile Run
Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility
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Curl Up
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Trunk Lift
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90° Push Up
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Back-Saver Sit and Reach
Body Composition (completed by Health Services Nurses)
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Body Mass Index
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Aerobic Capacity
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One-Mile Run
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Objective: To run a mile at the
fastest pace possible (walking is permitted)
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Materials Required:
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Flat running course and stopwatch
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Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages 32-33
Proper Scoring:
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Leading zeroes for single-digit times
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Score: Record “59” minutes, “59” seconds for incomplete test
Example:
Example:
Score of 7
minutes,
six seconds
(with leading
zeros)
Score for
students
who did
not
complete
the test
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Muscle Strength, Endurance, and
Flexibility
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Abdominal strength and endurance
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Curl Up
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Objective: To complete as many curl ups as possible
up to a maximum of 75 at a specified pace
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Materials Required:
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Cadence CD (1 curl up every 3 seconds)
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Gym mat, measuring strip
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Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages 42-44
Proper Scoring:
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Minimum: 1
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Maximum 75
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End test after second form correction
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Leading zero for single-digit score
Example: Score of ‘8’
(with leading zeros)
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Muscle Strength, Endurance, and
Flexibility
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Trunk extensor strength and flexibility
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Trunk Lift
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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
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Materials Required:
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Gym mat, yardstick or 15-inch ruler
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Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages 45-47
Proper Scoring:
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Two attempts - record the highest
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Discourage overextending
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Minimum: 0 inches
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Maximum 12 inches
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Score recorded to nearest inch
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Leading zero for single-digit score
Example: Score of ‘6’
(with leading zeros)
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Muscle Strength, Endurance, and
Flexibility
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Upper body strength and endurance
 90°
Push Up
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Objective: To complete as many
possible at a rhythmic pace
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Materials Required:
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Cadence CD (rhythm of 20 push ups per minute)
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Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages 47-49
Proper Scoring:
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Minimum: 1

Maximum: 75
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End test after second form correction
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Leading zero for single-digit score
push ups as
Example:
Score of ‘42’
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Muscle Strength, Endurance, and
Flexibility
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Flexibility
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Back-Saver Sit and Reach (left and right sides)
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Objective: To be able to reach the specified distance
(maximum 12 inches) on the right and left sides of the body
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Materials Required:
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Sit & Reach box calibrated in inches, not metric
Test Administration Manual (4th edition), pages 53-55
Proper Scoring:
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Reach 4 times and hold on the fourth for 1 second
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Discourage overextending
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Minimum: 0 inches
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Maximum 12 inches
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Score recorded to nearest inch
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Leading zero for single-digit score
Example: Score of
Left ‘11’
Right ‘9’
(with leading zeros)
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Body Composition
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Body Mass Index
(compares height and weight)
(completed by Health Services Nurses)
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Objective: To determine the appropriateness
of a child’s weight relative to height
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Materials Required: None
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Data collected by district nurses
Proper Scoring: Nurses enter data
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Scan Form Specifics
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Certification of Training form
on R&E website submission via
fax, mail or drop-off
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Reminders:
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“Test date” - leave blank
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“Reason for Incomplete Test” box
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“Reason Not Tested” box
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Completely darken bubbles, no
Sharpies, do not hole punch
All scan forms due to R&E by
February 28, 2014
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Non pre-ID students - Write
Student Name, SID, School, Grade
on blank form
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Please do not void any forms
Reminder: Teacher logs need to be
turned in to R&E with scan forms
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