The One-Mile Walk Test is meant to provide each student with a snapshot of their individual aerobic capacity. It is not a competition between students.
Each student will be assessed indivudally based on the normative data for VO2max as established by the Cooper Institute. The formula used for calculating VO2max is:
VO2max = 132.853 - (0.0769 × Weight [lbs]) - (0.3877 × Age [yrs]) + (6.315 × Gender [F=0, M=1]) - (3.2649 × Time [00:00]) - (0.1565 × 15 sec Heart rate x 4 [bpm])
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For girls aged 19+ a score above 33 is considered good to superior. For boys , aged 19+, a score of 36.5 and up is considered good to superior. A score below these numbers falls in the fair to needs improvement categories.