is the State of California mandated physical fitness assessment given to students in grades 5, 7, and 9. Results determine if a student falls within the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) for six individual tests as a measure of overall fitness.
The battery of tests include:
Mile Run or PACER which tests for aerobic capacity
Push-Up, Curl-Up, Trunk Lift, and Back Saver Sit and Reach which tests for muscular strength, endurance and flexibility
Skinfold Measurement or Body Mass Index (BMI) which determines body composition (BMI is determined in a formula that represents a relationship between
height and weight.)
A student who falls within the Healthy Fitness Zone for all six tests may be considered “fit overall.” The results can be used to develop an individual fitness plan for each individual student to maintain lifelong wellness.
SFUSD RESULTS 2015-16
The table below shows how SFUSD students in Grades 5, 7 and 9 fared under the 2010-11 through 2015-16 FITNESSGRAM testing.
Beginning in the year 2010, new standards were incoporated into the testing structure in the Healthy Fitness Zone areas of body compostition and aerobic capacity. Learn more about these changes by following the links below.
The previous HFZ for Percent Body Fat (%BF) were set at a consistent cut-off of 25% for boys and a consistent cut-off of 32% for girls. The new standards now vary by both gender and age. These standards reflect the natural developmental trends for boys to gain muscle and girls to gain fat through adolescence as well as health risk. See the chart below.
Nutrition Education Project
San Francisco Unified School District
Student, Family, and Community Support Department
1515 Quintara San Francisco, CA 94116
PH: (415) 242-2615 FAX: (415) 242-2618