Rhode Island - PE K-12 curriculum—HS: Curricula

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regulation; statute

State law requires high school PE curriculum.

200-RICR-20-10-1 Basic Education Program

  1. Each LEA shall ensure that the coherent and coordinated K-12 curriculum for physical education includes:
    • a. Movement Forms and Principles, Motor Skills, Physical Activity, Personal Fitness, Personal and Social Responsibility, and Influences on Physical Activity;
    • b. Student assessments that address all standards and instructional objectives, including the appropriate use of fitness testing;
    • c. Sequential, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate instruction K-12;
    • d. Development of personal fitness plans, at least at the secondary level;
    • e. Instructional strategies that keep all students active at least 50% of class time; and
    • f. Compliance with statutory requirements for instructional time as well as with other requirements in the Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs.

State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-22-4. Instruction in health and physical education.

(a) All children in grades one through twelve (12) attending public schools, or any other schools managed and controlled by the state, shall receive in those schools instruction in health and physical education under rules and regulations the department of elementary and secondary education may prescribe or approve during periods that shall average at least twenty (20) minutes in each school day.
Source: State of Rhode Island General Assembly

Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 6.0 Physical Education Curriculum

6.1 The physical education curriculum shall:

  • 6.1.1 be sequential and comprehensive for grades Kindergarten-12;
  • 6.1.2 be aligned with the Rhode Island physical education standards of the Rhode Island Physical Education Framework;
  • 6.1.3 include standards-based goals, objectives, examples of teaching and learning strategies and materials, and assessment; and
  • 6.1.4 be developmentally appropriate so that all students can achieve high standards.

[Inactive as of July 2018.]

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