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

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For the purpose of the physical performance test required by Education Code section 60800, and also referred to as the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Accommodations" means any variation in the assessment environment or process that does not fundamentally alter what the test measures or affect the comparability of scores.

(b) "Annual assessment window" begins on February 1 and ends on May 31 of each school year.

(c) "Block schedule" is a restructuring of the school day whereby pupils attend half as many classes, for twice as long.

(d) "District Physical Fitness Test Coordinator" is an employee of the school district designated by the superintendent of the district to oversee the administration of the PFT within the district.

(e) "FITNESSGRAMR" November, 2005, is the California Physical Fitness Test designated by the State Board of Education (SBE), a document incorporated by reference.

(f) "Grade" for the purpose of the PFT means the grade assigned to the pupil by the school district at the time of testing.

(g) "Modification" means any variation in the assessment environment or process that fundamentally alters what the test measures or affects the comparability of scores.

(h) "Pupil" is a person in grades 5, 7 or 9, enrolled in a California public school or placed in a non-public school through the individualized education program (IEP) process pursuant to Education Code section 58365.

(i) "School district" includes elementary, high school, and unified school districts, county offices or education, any charter school that for assessment purposes does not elect to be part of the school district or county office of education that granted the charter, and any charter school chartered by the SBE.

(j) "Test administration manual" is the Updated Third Edition FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM, a document incorporated by reference. A copy is available for review from CDE staff in the Standards and Assessment Division.

(k) "Test examiner" is an employee of the school district who administers the PFT.

(l) "Variation" is a change in the manner in which a test is presented or administered, or in how a test taker is allowed to respond, and includes, but is not limited to accommodations and modifications.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Reference:

Education Code 60603

Education Code 60608

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 31.)