FitnessGram PACER Test
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What is the
FitnessGram PACER Test

The FitnessGram PACER Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The test is used to measure a student's aerobic capacity as part of the FitnessGram assessment. Students run back and forth as many times as they can, each lap signaled by a beep sound. The test get progressively faster as it continues until the student reaches their max lap score.

The PACER Test score is combined in the FitnessGram software with scores for muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition to determine whether a student is in the Healthy Fitness Zone™ or the Needs Improvement Zone™.

How the PACER Test Works
Students embark on a rhythmic back-and-forth run, responding to each beep that signals the pace. As the test progresses, the intervals shorten, demanding more speed and stamina. This engaging challenge continues until the student reaches their peak lap score, painting a comprehensive picture of their aerobic capacity.
Integrating PACER with FitnessGram
The PACER Test isn't just a standalone assessment; it's a vital component of the FitnessGram suite. When combined with assessments for muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition in the FitnessGram software, the PACER Test helps determine if a student is within the Healthy Fitness Zone™ or if they require further support to reach their fitness goals.
New Sound, New Energy: The PACER Test Remixes
Experience the PACER Test like never before with the FitnessGram PACER Test Remixes, powered by Hip Hop Public Health. This vibrant collaboration breathes new life into the test, infusing it with diverse genres like hip-hop, pop, electronic dance music, and Latin beats. The updated tracks, available in both English and Spanish, bring a dynamic DJ dance party atmosphere to the gym, ensuring that the test is not just a measure of fitness but a celebration of movement.
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