California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

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September 2013

16

2013-14 PFT Coordinator Designation Form becomes available for submission and the 2012-13 PFT passwords deactivated.

LEAs will:
  • Access and complete PFT Coordinator Designation Form.

  • Establish local process for collecting and reporting PFT data.

  • Download, review, and distribute the Healthy Fitness Zone charts available on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp.

  • Download, review, and distribute PFT Resources and FITNESSGRAM Fitness Areas, Test Options, and Equipment graphic organizer available on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp.

October 2013

17

2012-13 PFT data preview of school and district summary reports for LEAs. This preview is available through the CDE PFT Preview Web page at http://preview.cde.ca.gov/pft/logon.asp

22

2012-13 PFT data preview of school, district, county, and state summary reports and research files for LEAs. This preview is available through the CDE PFT Preview Web page at http://preview.cde.ca.gov/pft/logon.asp

23

2012-13 PFT Annual Public Release

Final 2012-13 PFT summary reports, individual student reports, and LEA student scored data file available from the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

LEAs will:
  • Access and complete PFT Coordinator Designation Form.

  • Establish local process for collecting and reporting PFT data.

  • Download, review, and distribute the Healthy Fitness Zone charts available on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp.

  • Download, review, and distribute PFT Resources and FITNESSGRAM Fitness Areas, Test Options, and Equipment graphic organizer available on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp.

November 2013

1

PFT Coordinator Designation Form completed and approved.

LEAs will:

December 2013

LEAs will:

January 2014

28

Webinar for PFT coordinators about timeline and what's new for the 2013-14 PFT. Includes Q&A. To be scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30. Registration information forthcoming in early January.

LEAs will:
  • Download, review, and distribute the PFT Coordinator Manual and Reference Guide from the California PFT Resources Web page at http://www.pftdata.org/resources.aspx.

  • Download, review, and distribute the PFT communications assistance resources (i.e., PowerPoint, parent/guardian brochures, newsletter insert) from the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp.

  • Ensure data collection forms are ready and distributed to the schools.

  • Announce the PFT administration by providing schools with copies of brochures to distribute to parents/guardians, posting a newsletter on the LEA Web site, and/or by sending the information for schools to include in their school newsletters.

  • Conduct meetings or trainings to prepare site administrators and physical education leads and teachers in the proper administration of the PFT to all students in grades five, seven, and nine.

February 2014

1

PFT administration window opens.

California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/ open for PFT data submissions.

Within 24 hours after PFT data are submitted by an LEA, the data correction window opens for that LEA.

LEAs will:
  • Administer and collect all PFT data.

  • Ensure all PFT data are received from schools in time to complete the student data or file required for the PFT collection and reporting.

  • Upload a file or enter data via the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Check for updated PFT resources on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp and on the California PFT Resources Web page at http://www.pftdata.org/resources.aspx.

March 2014

LEAs will:
  • Administer and collect all PFT data.

  • Ensure all PFT data are received from schools in time to complete the student data or file required for the PFT collection and reporting.

  • Upload a file or enter data via the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Check for updated PFT resources on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp and on the California PFT Resources Web page at http://www.pftdata.org/resources.aspx.

April 2014

LEAs will:
  • Administer and collect all PFT data.

  • Ensure all PFT data are received from schools in time to complete the student data or file required for the PFT collection and reporting.

  • Upload a file or enter data via the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Check for updated PFT resources on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp and on the California PFT Resources Web page at http://www.pftdata.org/resources.aspx.

May 2014

31

PFT administration window closes.

LEAs will:
  • Administer and collect all PFT data.

  • Ensure all PFT data are received from schools in time to complete the student data or file required for the PFT collection and reporting.

  • Upload a file or enter data via the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Check for updated PFT resources on the CDE PFT Program Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/pftresources.asp and on the California PFT Resources Web page at http://www.pftdata.org/resources.aspx.

June 2014

30

Close of California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/ for PFT data submissions and corrections.

LEAs will:
  • Ensure all PFT data are received from schools in time to complete the student data or file required for the PFT collection and reporting.

  • Upload a file or enter data via the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Schedule a debrief meeting with site administrators and physical education leads to determine areas for future improvements in the administration of the PFT.

July 2014

7

PFT data correction window opens and continues through August 31, 2014.

Preliminary PFT student scored data file (P1) is available from the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

31

PFT data preview for LEAs. This preview is available through a link provided by the CDE.

LEAs will:
  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Download and review the preliminary PFT student scored data file (P1). This data file is only available for LEAs that submitted data by June 30 and does not include any corrections to student records made after July 7.

August 2014

1-30

PFT data correction window continues through August 30, 2014.

PFT data preview for LEAs. This preview is available through a link provided by the CDE. Preview only available to LEAs that submitted data by June 30 and does not include any corrections to student records made after July 7.

1-31

PFT data correction window continues through August 30, 2014.

PFT data preview for LEAs. This preview is available through a link provided by the CDE. Preview only available to LEAs that submitted data by June 30 and does not include any corrections to student records made after July 7.

31

PFT data correction and preview windows close.

LEAs will:
  • Review and make corrections to errors and warnings in submitted data.

  • Download and review the preliminary PFT student scored data file (P1). This data file is only available for LEAs that submitted data by June 30 and does not include any corrections to student records made after July 7.

September 2014

2

2013-14 PFT passwords deactivated and 2014-15 PFT Coordinator Designation Form becomes available for submission.

4

Final PFT student scored data file is available from the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/. This final file includes all data submissions and corrections made through August 31.

October 2014

1

Exact date in October is still to be determined. PFT data preview of school and district summary reports for LEAs. This preview is available through the CDE PFT Preview Web page at http://preview.cde.ca.gov/pft/logon.asp.

Exact date in October is still to be determined. PFT data preview of school, district, county, and state summary reports and research files for LEAs. This preview is available through the CDE PFT Preview Web page at http://preview.cde.ca.gov/pft/logon.asp.

The exact date in October is still to be determined. Final PFT summary reports, individual student reports, and LEA student scored data file available from the California PFT Web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

Exact date in October is still to be determined. PFT Annual Public Release.

February 2015

1

Deadline for posting of School Accountability Report Card (SARC) on local Web site(s).