Fitness Brochure

Danbury Public School Fitness Brochure


The Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment (CPFA) is Connecticut’s annual assessment of students’ physical well-being. Students in Grades 4, 6, and 8 are assessed annually. At the high school level, schools have the flexibility to assess students at any grade, but must assess each student at some point between Grades 9 and 12.

The goals of the assessment program are to:

  • provide for continual monitoring of students’ fitness levels in targeted grades;
  • identify a student’s weaknesses and strengths so that areas in need of improvement can be seen and individual programs can be developed;
  • inform students and parents about student fitness status; and
  • inform schools, districts and the public about programs focusing on fitness and physical activity in our schools and evaluate their success

Students taking the CPFA are evaluated using age and gender appropriate standards in four components fitness. The components assessed include:

  • aerobic endurance;
  • flexibility;
  • upper body strength and endurance, and
  • abdominal muscle strength and endurance.

Information taken from the Connecticut State Department of Education Website (2018)