Physical Education

Physical Education Evaluation 2016 to Present
The State Board of Education originally adopted National Physical Education Standards in December 2007. Moreover Ohio-made benchmarks and indicators were added in June 2009. Recently, the standards, benchmarks, and indicators were updated to reflect changes in the national standards and feedback provided by Ohio teachers. These updated standards were adopted by the State Board of Education on July 14, 2015. Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in Physical Education are made up of five standards:

Ohio Physical Education Standards

  • Standard 1: A physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2: A physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3: A physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4: A physically literate individual exhibits responsible, personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5: A physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Ohio Physical Education Benchmarks and Indicators

The benchmarks and indicators that were adopted in July 2015 within Ohio's Learning Standards for Physical Education

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. 

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: 10/16/2023 8:44:11 AM

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