Connecticut's Physical Fitness Assessment
Physical fitness is an essential component of a physical education curriculum and a child’s total education program. It is expected that by the end of Grade 12 students will recognize the importance of and choose to participate regularly in physical activities designed to maintain and enhance healthy lifestyles. The Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment (CPFA) provides a snapshot into a child’s fitness level by measuring cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Physical fitness should be a result of the balance of activities that are provided in the physical education programs at school and continued by the family and in other community activities. This assessment should not be the focus of the entire physical education curriculum or program. The assessment should be a part of the ongoing process of helping children understand and improve and/or maintain their physical health and well-being.
Connecticut State Fitness Test Components
For more information, including video clips of test, just click on name of test below.