Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2009)

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The most important new feature of this Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools 2009 is its focus on the content knowledge and skills in the Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools 2004 . The Framework supports the alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and instructional resources to the state-adopted model content standards. Specific examples for implementing and assessing the standards are provided along with guidance for understanding the standards. Finally, the importance of every student achieving grade-level and course-level standards in preparation for the next level is emphasized.

When compared to the 1994 Physical Education Framework, this new Framework provides:

  • A stronger focus on student learning and the needs of the learner
  • Current research references
  • A standards-based lesson structure
  • A more user-friendly display with charts, graphs, and illustrations
  • Examples of standards-based report cards
  • A greater emphasis on time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity
Historical Archive: The 1994 Physical Education Framework and original 1993 Program Advisory Clarifying Adapted Physical Education Services for the California Department of Education are for historical and archival use only and should not be used as a guideline for programs.

©1994, Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve and 1993, Program Advisory Clarifying Adapted Physical Education Services

With the emergence of the 2008 Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools (Framework), the ©1994, Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve may be considered an old document. However, it did precede the Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public School - Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (2004).

The original 1993 Program Advisory Clarifying Adapted Physical Education Services for the California Department of Education is located in the the appendix of 1994 Framework, and is the predecessor of the current Adapted Physical Education Guidelines in California Schools, California Department of Education, Special Education Division, Approved 2011, Revised 2012.