California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

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2020-21 Calendar

September 2020

8

2019-20 PFT passwords deactivated and 2020-21 PFT Coordinator Designation Form becomes available for submission.


November 2020

1

2020-21 PFT Coordinator Designation Forms due.


January 2021

Suggested activities for January:

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

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

Download and distribute resources that help to communicate about the PFT (e.g., PowerPoint, parent/guardian brochures, newsletter insert). Resources are available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/overview.asp.

Note: Later testing dates may allow for conducting these activities later in the year.


February 2021

1

PFT administration window opens. Begin administering the PFT and collecting data.

California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/ opens for PFT data submissions. Data correction window opens within 24 hours after data is submitted.


March 2021

Suggested activities for March:

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.

LEAs are still required to administer the PFT in years that no data is submitted.

Suggested activities for March:

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.

Ensure all PFT data are received from schools in time to enter the student data, or prepare a student data file, and submit data to the state PFT contractor by the June 30, 2021 deadline.

Upload a file or enter data via the California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/. Review submitted data and make corrections to errors and warnings.

Note: Later testing dates may allow for conducting these activities later in the year.


May 2021

31

PFT administration window closes.


June 2021

Suggested activities for June:

Review submitted data and make corrections to any remaining errors and warnings.

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


30

California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/ closes for PFT data submissions and corrections. Data correction is temporarily unavailable until the second and final data correction window opens on July 7, 2021.


July 2021

7

In years when PFT data is collected, preliminary PFT student scored data file is available from the California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.

In years when PFT data is collected, second and final PFT data correction window opens and continues through August 31.

In years when PFT data is collected, preliminary PFT student scored data file is available from the California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.


August 2021

31

PFT data correction and preview windows close.


September 2021

13

Final PFT student scored data file is available from the California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/. This file includes all data submissions and corrections made through August 30, 2021.


27

Final PFT school, district, county, and state summary reports available from the California PFT web site secure District Portal at http://www.pftdata.org/.