Physical Fitness Tests May Be Suspended

Physical Fitness Tests May Be Suspended

Tests for physical fitness in the Motherlode may be suspended for three years. This comes after a recently filed proposal from Governor Newsom. Concerns about the testing came from cases of bullying and its potential to discriminate against disabled and non-binary students. According to the proposal, “During the period of suspension, the department shall consult with experts and other stakeholders, including but not limited to individuals with expertise in fitness, adaptive physical education, gender identity, and students with disabilities to provide recommendations regarding the purpose and administration of the physical performance test.” P.E. classes however will still remain an educational requirement. Meanwhile, the potential suspension awaits state legislature approval.

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