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 Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to collect and analyze the required student physical fitness data.
Each year, physical fitness educators collect various fitness measurements of students for the PFAI and record the data.
- FitnessGram® assessments are the assessment tools all Texas school districts must administer for the purpose of the PFAI.
- Physical fitness data must be submitted to the agency in one of two ways: 1) using FitnessGram® software or 2) using the PFAI application available through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL).
- Physical fitness data is due each year on the second Friday of June by 5:00 p.m.
- TEA 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.