Minnesota - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

2018 Minnesota Statutes. 120B.021 Required academic Standards.

Subdivision 1. Required academic standards.
(c) The department must adopt the most recent SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks for physical education as the required physical education academic standards. The department may modify and adapt the national standards to accommodate state interest. The modification and adaptations must maintain the purpose and integrity of the national standards. The department must make available sample assessments, which school districts may use as an alternative to local assessments, to assess students' mastery of the physical education standards beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

Minnesota Administrative Rules. 3501.1400 Scope and Purpose.

The purpose of these standards is to establish statewide standards for physical education that govern instruction of students in kindergarten through grade 12. The state of Minnesota's standards for physical education are the current standards developed by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators).

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