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Chapter 2. Pupils Subchapter 4. Statewide Testing Of Pupils And Evaluation Procedures Article 2. Physical Performance Testing Programs Required Program.   

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(a) During the annual assessment window, the governing board of each school district maintaining grades 5, 7, and 9, or any one or more of such grades, shall administer to each pupil in those grades the physical performance test, FITNESSGRAMR, designated by the State Board of Education. This includes pupils who attend schools that are on a block schedule and whose pupils may not be enrolled in physical education classes during the annual assessment window.

(b) All pupils in grades 5, 7 and 9 shall only take the test once during the annual assessment window.

(c) School districts shall test all pupils in alternative education programs conducted off the regular school campus, including, but not limited to continuation schools, independent study, community day schools, and county community schools.

(d) No test shall be administered in a home or hospital except by a test examiner. No test shall be administered to a pupil by the parent or guardian of that pupil.

(e) Pupils shall be tested in each fitness component included in the PFT unless exempt by the pupil's IEP or Section 504 plan.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031


Education Code 60615

Education Code 60800

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 31.)