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Why doesn’t the PACER Test go beyond 247 laps?

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Asked by: Tim Teskey

Why does the PACER test stop at 247?

A score of 247 in my experience will indicate a value in the 99th percentile, hence therefore there is no purpose to exceed that max value since the majority can not reach that value.

What is the max you can get on the PACER test?

These times equate to a running speed of 8.0 km/hr. This is also confirmed by the timings of the official FitnessGram PACER recording. McClain et al. (2006) list the details up to level 15, though the test goes up to 21 levels.

How do I make my PACER test longer?


So make sure you get a really good warm-up make sure your legs are really loose you're stretching them out getting all the tension out of the muscles. So they don't feel really heavy.

Does the PACER test ever end?

After two times where the individual fails to reach the line by the beep the test is complete. The two failed attempts to reach the line do not need to be consecutive. If a student remains at one end through TWO BEEPS the test is complete and the student goes to the cool-down area.

What is a good pacer score for a 10 year old?

1 The FITNESSGRAM and Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) are registered trademarks of The Cooper Institute.



Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) Look-Up and Goal Setting Table.

Age Males Minimum Number of 20m PACER Laps Males Aerobic Capacity HFZ VO2max
10 17 ≥ 40.2
11 20 ≥ 40.2
12 23 ≥40.3
13 29 ≥ 41.1

How do you run the PACER test without getting tired?

Go as slow as possible at each stage.



Avoid getting tired quickly by jogging instead of sprinting. After you’ve practiced the test a few times, you’ll know how much time there is between the beeps at each level of the test. Make sure you get to the line before the beep, however!

How do you cheat on the PACER test?

There's two Isis all right and you're gonna start out here and you gotta run all. The way to the other side you have to loop all the way. Back around okay and then that's that's where you've done.

Is the PACER test full court?

The pacer is a valid. And fun option for estimating aerobic capacity. The objective of pacer is for the student to run as long as possible back and forth across a 20 meter distance.

What is a good beep test score for a 12 year old?

Beep Test Norms (Males)

very poor average
12-13 yrs < 3/3 6/5-7/5
14-15 yrs < 4/7 7/5-8/9
16-17 yrs < 5/1 8/3-9/9
18-25 yrs < 5/2 8/6-10/1

Who is the voice of the Pacer test?

Roger Francisco

The film features interviews with Roger Francisco, the original voice of the PACER Test, as well as Dr.

What is the point of the 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.

Is the Pacer test the same as the beep test?

The Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) test is a variation of the Beep Test, and is part of the FitnessGram and Brockport test batteries. It is a maximal aerobic fitness test.

Who invented the Pacer test?

As any high schooler and middle schooler can tell you, the Fitnessgram Pacer Test is an endurance test that requires you to run 20 meters over a period of 20 minutes at a faster and faster pace. The actual creator of the Pacer Test, Luc Léger, published it in order to estimate an athlete’s maximum oxygen intake.

What is a good beep test score for a 12 year old?

Beep Test Norms (Males)

very poor average
12-13 yrs < 3/3 6/5-7/5
14-15 yrs < 4/7 7/5-8/9
16-17 yrs < 5/1 8/3-9/9
18-25 yrs < 5/2 8/6-10/1

How far is 10 on the beep test?

Beep Test Tables

Level Shuttles Distance per level (m)
8 11 220
9 11 220
10 11 220
11 12 240