The soldier’s fitness performance for each APFT event is determined by converting the raw score for each event to a point score.
Properly interpreted, performance on the APFT shows the following:
– Each soldier’s level of physical fitness.
– The entire unit’s level of physical fitness.
– Deficiencies in physical fitness.
– Soldiers who need special attention. (Leaders must develop special programs to improve the performance of soldiers who are below the required standards.)
Commanders should not try to determine the individual’s or the unit’s strengths and weaknesses in fitness by using only the total scores. A detailed study of the results on each event is more important. For a proper analysis of the unit’s performance, event scores should be used. They are corrected for age and sex. Therefore, a female’s 80-point push-up score should be considered the same as a male’s 80-point push-up score. Using the total point value or raw scores may distort the interpretation.