Updated Physical Education Standards & Evaluations 2016-Beyond

On July 14, 2015 the state board approved an updated version of Ohio's Physical Education Standards. These changes officially take effect starting in the 2016-17 academic school year. Furthermore, the Ohio Physical Education Evaluations were updated based on the changes in the standards and feedback from Ohio teachers.


Ohio's Updated Physical Education Standards



Ohio's Updated Physical Education Evaluations

The Ohio Physical Education Evaluations were put in place by Senate Bill 210 (SB210), which was signed into law in June 2010 and require all public and community schools to assess every student once per grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12), since the 2012-12 school year. The evaluations are designed to be incorporated within physical education lessons and one part of the law is to use these assessments to measure the success of each student in meeting the benchmarks inside of the Ohio contained in the Physical Education Academic Content Standards.

Composite results from the evaluation will be part of a measure that will be incorporated into the building and district report card. The measure will not be a factor in the report card performance ratings. Since the legislation does not include a waiver for evaluating student success in meeting the benchmarks, schools are obligated to complete the requirement. Schools also must report school and district data to EMIS, since no waiver is available.

Since the Ohio Physical Education Standards have been updated the Physical Education Evaluations have been updated to reflect the modifications in the academic standards. Furthermore, throughout the 2015-16 school year the evaluations were piloted with over 700 physical education teacher participating and providing feedback, which aided various minor modifications to assure student understanding, validity, and time on assessment. These updated evaluations have been finalized and will serve to replace the previous physical education evaluations at the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Grade Band Assessments

Grade Band Data Collection Sheets

Last Modified: 12/8/2016 1:41:45 PM