Washington - National PE Standards: Standards

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State law addresses National Physical Education Standards as a guide for providing PE or includes a list of all National PE standards without mentioning the standards by name.

Washington State K–12 Learning Standards for Health and Physical Education

SHAPE America’s (Society for Health and Physical Educators) National Standards define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a quality physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks, and curricula.

Washington State K–12 Learning Standards for Health and Physical Education

While many of Washington state’s specific grade-level outcomes have been revised from the originals, the National Standards have been adopted verbatim as the Washington State Physical Education K–12 Learning Standards:

  • Standard 1: Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2: Students will apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4: Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5: Students will recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
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