Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative
State law requires school districts to annually assess the physical fitness of students enrolled in grade three or higher and to provide the results of individual student performance on the administered physical fitness assessments to the ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó (ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó). The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to collect and analyze the required student physical fitness data.
In accordance with , the ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó is required to complete the following objectives:
- Adopt an assessment instrument to be used by all Texas public school districts
- Compile the results of the physical fitness assessment captured by school districts and provide summary results
- Analyze the results received for each school district to determine whether a relationship exists between student academic achievement levels, attendance levels, obesity, student discipline problems, and school meal programs.
Physical fitness assessment data for the 2023-2024 school year must be submitted to ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó using the PFAI application available through the ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óÂ Login (ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL). The data is due on Friday,Â June 14, 2024 by 5 p.m.
The documents listed below are provided to assist school districts with a successful upload experience:
- Quick Start Guide: Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) â€“ provides information about gaining access to PFAI through the ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL system, organizing data, and using the PFAI application
- PFAI File Information and Upload Help Template (.pdf) â€“ provides detailed information on creating the PFAI student data submission file
- PFAI File Information and Upload Help Template (.xlxs) â€“ provides detailed information on creating the PFAI student data submission file
- PFAI Data Template (Spreadsheet) â€“ provides a ready-to-useÂ data template
- PFAI Data Submission FAQs â€“ provides answers to frequently asked questions
Important PFAI Information
Each year, physical fitness educators collect various fitness measurements of students for the PFAI and record the data.
- ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó aggregates the physical fitness data collected for the PFAI and provides a report to the legislature.
- Schools are not required to submit ethnicity data due to changes in federal and state ethnicity codes.
How to Get Started
Using the PFAI Application in ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL
- All Texas schoolsÂ will use the PFAI application in ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL to upload data to ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó.Â
- Schools should appoint individuals responsible for submitting physical fitness data via the PFAI application and ensure that they are equipped with user names and passwords for a ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL account.Â
- Instructions for registering for a ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL account are provided in the Quick Start Guide: Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI).
- All student data must be submitted at one time using the PFAI application in ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL. Districts must wait until information for every eligible student has been gathered, and then upload all data to ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó in one submission.
- The Quick Start Guide: Physical Fitness Assessment InitiativeÂ (PFAI)Â provides step-by-step instructions for uploading student data in the PFAI application.
- For technical assistance for the PFAI application in ÈËÆÞÓÕ»óL, email email@example.com.
- PFAI FitnessGramÂ® Assessment Resources - provides informationÂ to assist with administering and entering data for the PFAI
Visit the following additional sites for more information on the PFAI:
Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701