School Health - Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI)

The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to gather physical fitness data from Texas students for analysis to determine the relationship or correlation between student academic achievement, attendance, obesity, disciplinary problems, and school meal programs.

Why PFAI was Created

The Texas Education Code (TEC) §§38.101- 38.104 mandates that the Texas Education Agency complete the following objectives:

    1. Annually assess the physical fitness of students in grades three or higher 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 Texas Education Agency (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.

Important Information for 2013-14 School Year:

The information provided below is critical for the proper implementation of the Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) during the 2013-2014 school year.  Please read the following information thoroughly.

  • The deadline for submission of fitness assessment data was June 6, 2014. The PFAI/TEASE system and FITNESSGRAM® 10 are closed and will not be re-opening for additional 2013-2014 data to be submitted.”

More Information

Getting Started

FitnessGram® Procedures Manual

Frequently Asked Questions for uploading FitnessGram data to TEA

Aggregated Fitness Assessment Results

Report Generator


For additional information, contact: 

Health and Safety
healthandsafety@tea.state.tx.us
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-9581


Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
(512) 463-9581

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