State Standards

The Goal The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.


To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:


• Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities

• Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical      activities

• Participates regularly in physical activity

• Is physically fit

• Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.


The Standards


A physically literate individual…


STANDARD 1 Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

STANDARD 2 Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement                         and performance.

STANDARD 3 Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing                             level of physical activity and fitness.

STANDARD 4 Exhibits responsible, personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

STANDARD 5 Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-                                     expression and/or social interaction.



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 updates 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.

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