The new fitness test is a shorter, quicker, and more efficient version of the old test.

Now students don’t have to worry about the mile run and pacer test. The mile has been reduced to a half mile run, and the pacer has been eliminated completely. Now the push up test is done in a modified position on the knees, and the plank is done on forearms.


It’s a simple, quick, and easy test that students and PE teachers will likely enjoy much more.

By Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty teaches English and Mass Media Studies at Penn High School. He advises the Penn News Network and manages the PNN Studio and news room. For more information, navigate your browser to