Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2005)

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The physical education model content standards represent the essential skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle. California law clearly establishes the priority of physical education instruction. Education Code Section 51210 requires 200 minutes of physical education every ten school days for students in grades one through six. Education Code Section 51222 provides for 400 minutes of physical education every ten school days for students in grades seven through twelve.

The model content standards provide guidance for developing physical education programs by identifying what each student in California should know and be able to do at each grade level. With adequate instruction and sustained effort, students in every school should be able to achieve the standards. Some
students with special needs may require appropriate accommodations, adaptations, and modifications to meet the standards. Decisions about how best to teach the standards are left to teachers, schools, and local educational
agencies.

Postion Paper on Physical Education Standards:

Position Paper on PE Standards (PDF)

 

California Community Colleges - Handbook Adapted Physical Education Project Handbook of Guidelines and Standards

California Community Colleges - Adapted Physical Eduction Handbook 2002.pdf