Physical Education

Physical Education Evaluation 2013 to Present

The State Board of Education adopted the following National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards in December 2007 and benchmarks and indicators on June 8, 2009. Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in Physical Education are made up of six standards:

  • Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
  • Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
  • Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  • Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal behavior and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
  • Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

The benchmarks and indicators are now part of the Physical Education Academic Content Standards, available below as a PDF. Click here to view the Physical Education Academic Content Standards as adopted by the State Board.

The PDF file below allows you to view the Physical Education Academic Content Standards in three different layouts: Alignment of Benchmarks and Indicators by Standard; Grade Band Overview by Standard and Organizer; and Alignment of Standards by Grade Band. It also contains introductory sections and a glossary. An instructional commentary and a resource list will be added in the future.

Word versions of the Academic Content Standards document appear below as separate files for each particular section of the document. These files are provided for those who wish to copy, paste or edit the content to use in lesson plans or curriculum documents. The content is the same as the full document although there may be some differences in formatting and pagination depending on the word-processing application being used.

Last Modified: 6/7/2016 11:26:41 AM

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