Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative

The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to gather physical fitness data on Texas students, grades 3-12, to determine the relationship between student academic achievement, attendance, obesity, disciplinary problems, and school meal programs.

Physical Fitness Assessment

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) was required to complete the following objectives:

  1. Annually assess the physical fitness of students in grades 3-12 enrolled in a course that satisfies the curriculum requirements for physical education under Section 28.002(a)(2)(C)
  2. Adopt an assessment instrument to be used by school districts
  3. Compile the results of the physical fitness assessment captured by school districts and provide summary results to the TEA
  4. 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. (TEC §§38.101- 38.104)

TEA has entered into an agreement with US Games to provide a statewide license to FITNESSGRAM® 10 (FG 10) at no cost to schools.


**FITNESSGRAM results for an individual student may be requested at anytime, in writing, by their parent or guardian, by emailing **