Academic Content Standards and Evaluation Instrument

In June of 2010, SB 210 was signed into law. One component of this legislation is to establish a measure of student success in meeting the benchmarks contained in the Physical Education Academic Content Standards.

*It should be noted that the physical education standards have recently been updated as of July 2015. These updates will take effect in the 2016-17 school year. The updates and more valuable information can be found here.*

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.

Educators from across Ohio participated in the drafting of Physical Education Evaluations. Please see below the evaluation instrument.

Physical Education Standards and Evaluations Update

The Ohio Physical Education Standards update was completed and adopted by the state board in mid-July 2015. Although they have been approved, they will not take effect until the 2016-17 school year. Additionally, the evaluations have been updated to reflect the standards update and feedback from throughout Ohio. Physical education teachers will be able to sign-up to pilot the evaluations and pilot the updated evaluations in the 2015-16 school year.

The standards are currently undergoing formatting and will be published once they have been finalized.

The evaluations will undergo piloting and be posted once feedback has been received and modified to reflect needed updates and suggestions. The evaluations will also become official beginning in 2016-17 school year and should be posted sometime before the Summer of 2016.


Last Modified: 2/10/2016 11:22:06 AM

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