Washington - Adaptive PE: Standards

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State law addresses making PE inclusive, including adapted PE or accommodations when necessary.

Health and Physical Education Standards

Physical education teachers should provide a variety of age-appropriate and grade-level opportunities for students to demonstrate skill development and competency. They should not, however, use the standards to compare students. The standards and outcomes consider differences in cultural norms and access to resources outside of school and include alternative activities to engage students. The standards include modifications and adaptations for students with disabilities based on the Adapted Physical Education National Standards. Physical education teachers may modify terminology when implementing the standards to ensure that students understand the concepts. The Physical Education Glossary contains definitions for many of the terms used in the standards and outcomes.

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