5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing

5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing
4/24/2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

CAASP testing will begin mid April. Please sign up early to get spots that work with your schedule. PRSD will be conducting in person testing only. These assessments help us monitor what our students have learned throughout the year. They also help us to see if there are areas in our curriculum or program that we need to improve upon. The state of California uses these assessments to make sure our students are working toward grade level standards. All third through eighth grade students are required to take four assessments- two each in Math and Language Arts. Also, fifth and eighth graders need to take a Science assessment. Monday, April 17 the Arete Resource Center will be open for testing only.  Mondays April 17 and 24 and May 1 and 8, Room 1 will be for CAASP Testing and Room 2 will be for the Hybrid 4-8th grade students. The Blended Middle School will test during their time on campus, so please DO NOT sign them up for any slots. The Resource Center will run as normal all of the other days. Some students may not complete their testing in this allotted amount of time so we will have some make up times at the end of testing.  The state of California requires 5th and 7th graders to complete Physical Fitness Testing each year. This year we have scheduled two testing days for Friday April 14 and Monday, April 24 from 9am-12pm. Students will participate in five activities. We have two sign up times, so please choose the time that works best for your schedule.

"The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive battery of health-related physical fitness tests for students in California. The test has five parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that are caused by inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.

The five fitness areas of the PFT are: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength and Endurance, Upper Body Strength and Endurance, Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility, and Flexibility.

The results are one piece of information students and their families can use, along with other information, to monitor overall fitness.

The results also are useful for schools to monitor their physical education programs.

The PFT is given to all students enrolled in a California public school in grades five, seven, and grade nine. Students with disabilities should be given as much of the test as each student’s physical condition permits. 

If you have questions about the PFT, please contact the Physical Fitness Testing Office by email at [email protected].

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