The Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) is a multistage shuttle run created by Leger and Lambert in 1982.The PACER is designed to measure aerobic capacity, which is characterized by endurance, performance, and fitness. The objective of the PACER is to run as long as possible while keeping a specified pace. Students run back and forth across a 20-meter space at a pace that gets faster each minute. A point is scored for each 20-meter distance covered. The test is easier in the beginning but progressively gets more difficult. In comparison to distance running, the PACER is a more effective, fun, and easy way to measure aerobic capacity that encourages participation from all youth and is relatively easy to score and administer.Here is a link that will tell you more about the Pacer Test: http://www.nova.edu/projectrise/pacer_manual_42309_jk.pdfEach student will be running the Pacer Test and completing fitness testing each term. These are worth a big part of the students grade. If a student does not perform as well as they would like, or misses the test, then they can come in and make it up before school at 8:45 and right after school. The only time we can excuse a student from the Pacer Test is with a doctor's note or a cast.We have done some research and taken past data and we have a rubric that the students can look at and see how well they perform. It is posted below. If you have any questions please email me.
Last Modified on October 29, 2015