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.

Recently the Ohio Physical Education Standards were updated and adopted by the Ohio Board of Education on July 14, 2015. These updates take effect beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Additionally, the physical education evaluations have been updated to reflect the standards update and feedback from throughout Ohio. The updates and more valuable information can be found here.*

The State Board of Education adopted the following Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE America) standards and updated the Ohio benchmarks and indicators in July of 2015. These updates have replaced the previously adopted national standards adopted in 2007 and Ohio benchmarks and indicators in June of 2009. Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in Physical Education are made up of five 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
For the definition of a physically literate individual click here

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



Last Modified: 10/13/2023 11:49:49 AM

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