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Phsyical Fitness Test for 5th Grade

Physical Fitness Testing Information

Purpose and Content

The State Board of Education designated the FITNESSGRAM® as the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for students in California public schools. The FITNESSGRAM® is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness battery developed by The Cooper Institute. The primary goal of the FITNESSGRAM® is to assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity.

Public school students in grades five, seven, and nine are required to take the PFT, whether or not they are enrolled in a physical education class or participate in a block schedule. These students include those enrolled in local educational agencies (LEAs) such as elementary, high, and unified school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools. LEAs must also test all students in alternate programs, including, but not limited to, continuation schools, independent study, community day schools, county community schools, and nonpublic schools. Students who are physically unable to take the entire test battery are to be given as much of the test as his or her condition will permit. (Education Code (EC) Section 60800 and the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 1041).

The PFT provides information that can be used by (1) students to assess and plan personal fitness programs; (2) teachers to design the curriculum for physical education programs; and (3) parents and guardians to understand their children’s fitness levels. This program also provides results that are used to monitor changes in the physical fitness of California students. By law (EC Section 60800), all LEAs in California are required to administer the PFT annually to all students in grades five, seven, and nine.

The FITNESSGRAM®is composed of the following six fitness areas, with a number of test options provided for most areas:

  1. Aerobic Capacity
  • PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run)
  • One-Mile Run
  • Walk Test (only for ages 13 or older)
  1. Abdominal Strength and Endurance
  • Curl-Up
  1. Upper Body Strength and Endurance
  • Push-Up
  • Modified Pull-Up
  • Flexed-Arm Hang
  1. Body Composition
  • Skinfold Measurements
  • Body Mass Index
  • Bioelectric Impedance Analyzer
  1. Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
  • Trunk Lift
  1. Flexibility
  • Back-Saver Sit and Reach
  • Shoulder Stretch

The FITNESSGRAM® uses objective criteria to evaluate performance for each fitness area (e.g., body composition, abdominal strength, and endurance). The Cooper Institute established these criteria using current research and expert opinions. These criteria represent a level of fitness that offers some protection against the diseases associated with physical inactivity.

Background

The statewide physical fitness testing program was first authorized in 1976 and reestablished in 1995 as part of the California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act (Assembly Bill [AB] 265 which added EC Section 60800). In February 1996, the State Board of Education designated FITNESSGRAM® as the required physical fitness test that LEAs shall administer to California students in grades five, seven, and nine.

EC Section 60800 requires LEAs to administer the physical fitness test (i.e., FITNESSGRAM®):

  • LEAs shall administer the PFT annually during the months of February through May to all students in grades five, seven, and nine.
  • The California Department of Education (CDE) collects the physical fitness test results and provides aggregate results to LEAs and the public.
  • The CDE reports the aggregate results to the Governor of California and the California Legislature.
  • LEAs are to provide students with their individual results after completing the PFT either orally or in writing.
  • LEAs report the summary results of the PFT in their annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC).

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KEYBOARDING

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Production and Distribution of Writing:

Common Core State Standards

 

Kindergarten

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.6
With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

 

First Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

 

2nd Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.6
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

 

3rd Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.6
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

 

4th Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.6
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

 

5th Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

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Smarter Balanced Assessment SBA March 6, 2017 - June 9, 2017

Smarter Balanced Technology Skills:

Keyboarding Skills

1

 

Properly login/logout of computer

2

Holds mouse appropriately

 

3

Moves mouse on screen

4

Places cursor on specific location on screen

5

 

Uses a mouse to perform single-click

6

 

Uses a mouse to double-click

7

Uses a mouse to right-click

8

 

Uses mouse to drag and drop items on screen

9

Uses mouse to highlight text on screen

 

10

Launches a program by activating an icon

11

Exits a program

12

When program is running can return to main menu

13

Can access help features

14

Open a window

15

Closes a window

16

Maximizes a window

17

Minimizes a window

18

  

Uses the scroll bar to move up and down on a screen

19

Uses the scroll bar to move left and right on a screen

20

  

Scrolls in multiple windows

 

Keyboarding Skills

1

Can locate letters and type letters

2

Uses enter/return key

3

Appropriately uses space bar

4

 

Uses delete key

5

Uses backspace key

6

 

Uses shift key

7

Uses tab key

8

Appropriately uses number pad

9

Enters characters with reasonable speed

10

Can locate and type punctuation keys

11

Uses shift key to appropriately capitalize letters

12

Uses correct posture (shoulders parallel to screen, both feed on floor)

 

 

Word Processing Skills

1

Uses cursor to type/insert text in specific location or field

 

2

Uses keyboard to type words/sentences/stories

3

Locate and enter appropriate punctuation

4

 

Composes at the keyboard (responds to prompt without first using paper)

5

When editing, inserts letters/words

6

 

When editing, deletes letters/words

7

When editing, replaces letters/words

8

 

When editing, changes case appropriately

9

Enters characters with reasonable speed

10

Locates and enters punctuation marks

11

 

Copies letters/words

12

Paste letters/words

13

 

Uses spacebar correctly to separate words

14

Uses the shift key for capitalization

15

Makes additional revisions to typed piece (identifies misspelled words and chooses appropriate correction)

16

Can undo last entry

 

17

Can redo last entry

18

   

Formats text

 

Navigation Skills

1

Identifies symbols for advancing screens

 

2

Identifies symbols for moving back screens

3

Can play video

4

Can stop video

5

Can pause video

6

 

Can rewind video

7

Can adjust volume

8

  

Identifies symbols and their functions

 

SBAC Training/Practice Test Skills

1

Enter student login ID

2

 

Enter password

3

Can access/change preferences

4

 

Enters practice area

5

Accesses directions

6

 

Clicks in text box and types

7

Flags questions to be reviewed later

8

Scrolls to view questions/answers

9

 

Scrolls to navigate to response section

10

Resize windows in a split screen

11

Scroll within each box of a split screen

12

Selects appropriate answer

13

 

Deselects inappropriate answer

14

Click arrows to navigate through test

15

Opens/closes dialogue box

16

 

Click an underlined text to activate link

17

Understands and appropriately uses ‘Settings’ options

19

 

Understands and appropriately uses Zoom In/Zoom Out features

20

Can delete objects and numbers

21

 

Can access information button to support in how question should be answered

22

Understand when more than one answer is possible

23

 

Can appropriately navigate and enter equation

24

Can select/deselect objects

25

 

Can flag question and advance without accurately answering question

26

Can create graph

27

Can drag and drop text and move in appropriate sequence

28

 

Start audio

29

Stop audio

30

Can draw line segments

 

 

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