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 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 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.  More information about FITNESSGRAM® 10 and instructions on how to register for the site license are provided below.

Important Information for 2016-2017 School Year

The information provided below is critical for the proper implementation of the PFAI during the 2016-2017 school year. Please read the following information carefully.

  • Physical fitness data must be submitted to the agency in one of two ways: 1) using the Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) application or 2) using FitnessGram® 10.
  • Requirement for submitting physical fitness data to TEA:
  • Frequently Asked Questions provide guidance on uploading physical fitness data to TEA.
  • Physical fitness data is due Friday, June 9, 2017, by 5:00 pm.
  • US Games will provide the annual update for the FG software (outside source) and for the web-based software on their website.
  • For technical assistance related to FG 10 software, call 1-800-416-5139 or email
  • For technical assistance for the PFAI application, email
  • Schools will not be required to submit ethnicity data due to changes in federal and state ethnicity codes.

More Information

Visit the following sites for information on PFAI:
FitnessGram® Procedures Manual
Aggregated Fitness Assessment Results
Report Generator