New Mexico - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1.7. Elementary physical education.

A. As used in this section:

  • (2) “physical education” includes programs of education through which students participate in activities related to fitness education and assessment; active games and sports; and development of physical capabilities such as motor skills, strength and coordination.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.6.7 DEFINITIONS:

I. "Physical education" means the instructional program that provides cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of activity areas. It provides the opportunity for all students to learn and develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to personally decide to participate in a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records


New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.6.8 REQUIREMENTS:

D. The wellness policy shall include, but shall not be limited to:

  • (2) a planned, sequential, K-12 physical education curriculum that provides the optimal opportunity for all students to learn and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to personally decide to participate in lifetime healthful physical activity and is aligned to the physical education content standards with benchmarks and performance standards as set forth in 6.30.2.20 NMAC;
    Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.9.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

A. Content standard 1: Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms. Students will:

  • (1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: demonstrate competency in selected motor skills;
    • (a) grades K-2 performance standards:
      • (i) travel in a variety of locomotor patterns (i.e., hop, skip, jump, gallop, slide, etc.) using mature form;
      • (ii) demonstrate skills of chasing, fleeing and dodging to avoid others;
      • (iii) demonstrate smooth transitions between sequential motor skills (i.e., running into a jump);
    • (b) grades 3- performance standards:
      • (i) demonstrate mature form in all locomotor patterns;
      • (ii) while traveling, avoid or catch an object or individual;
      • (iii) develop patterns and combinations of movements into repeatable sequences;
        Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.9.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

D. Content standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. Students will:

  • (1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: match different types of physical activities with health-related physical fitness components;
    • (a) grades K-2 performance standards:
      • (i) recognize that health-related physical fitness consists of several components;
      • (ii) identify activities designed to improve health-related fitness components;
    • (b) grades 3-4 performance standard: select activities designed to improve and maintain levels of fitness in each component of health-related fitness;
      Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.9.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

A. Content standard 1: Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms. Students will:

  • (1) grades 5-8 benchmark 1: demonstrate proficiency in combining basic skills for participating in a variety of physical fitness activities: aquatics, dance, outdoor pursuits, individual activities/sports and team activities/sports;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) using basic team sport skills, students will reproduce sequences of combined skills in practice situations and modified games (i.e., basketball: pivot and shoot; receive a pass and dribble; soccer: receive and control; dribble and shoot; baseball/softball: run and slide; catch and throw, etc.);
      • (ii) using basic individual activity skills, students will reproduce sequences of combined skills in practice situations and modified activities (i.e., table tennis: stance, grip, serve, return-forehand/backhand; aerobic: in rhythm high step, squat step, boxes, grapevine, low march; roller blades: stand up, “V” push, turn, stop, etc.);
    • (b) grades 7-8 performance standards:
      • (i) using basic team sport skills, students will display a combination of skills in response to a variety of game situations (i.e., basketball: receive, pivot, dribble, shoot; soccer: receive, control, dribble, pass/shoot; baseball/softball: batting, base running, sliding, etc.);
      • (ii) using basic individual activity skills, students will display a combination of skills in response to a variety of activity situations (i.e., tennis: serve, center court, forehand; golf: drive, chip, pitch, putt determined by lay of the ball; wall climbing: “on belay,” 3-point contact, climb with legs, stabilize with arms, etc.);
        Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.9.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

C. Content standard 3: Exhibits knowledge and ability to participate in a physically active lifestyle. Students will:

  • (1) grades 5-8 benchmark 1: be able to set personal physical activity goals and participate in individualized programs of physical activity and exercise;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) list and describe the benefits of setting personal fitness goals;
      • (ii) maintain heart rate within the target heart rate zone (i.e., demonstrate proper technique of taking heart rate, explain target heart rate zone, etc.);
      • (iii) choose physical activities with the intent to improve and or maintain each of the following health-related fitness components: muscular strength (i.e., push-ups, thera-bands, weights, pull-ups, tumbling, etc.); endurance (i.e., running, aerobic activities, etc.); flexibility (i.e., stretching/warm-up, cool-down activities, tumbling, etc.); cardiovascular (i.e., running and aerobic activities, etc.); body composition (i.e., toning activities, aerobic/anaerobic activities, weight training, etc.);
        Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.9.10 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades 9-12:

(2) grades 9-12 benchmark 2: monitor exercise, eating and other behaviors related to a healthy lifestyle; grades 9-12 performance standard: demonstrate an understanding of chronic sedentary diseases and at-risk behaviors (i.e., smoking, alcohol consumption, drug use, etc.) as they pertain to health-related fitness (i.e., track, identify and draw conclusions about personal nutrition and physical activity and how it relates to one's personal health, etc.);
Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records


New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.9.10 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Grades 9-12:

(3) grades 9-12 benchmark 3: understand how activity participation patterns are likely to change throughout life and identify strategies to deal with those changes; grades 9-12 performance standards:

  • (a) identify and explain the physiological challenges and metabolic changes that occur to the human body across the lifespan;
  • (b) create a physical activity and nutrition plan for the different stages of life based on personal health history, areas of interest and desired individual outcomes;

(4) grades 9-12 benchmark 4: use scientific knowledge to analyze personal characteristics that relate to participation in physical activities; grades 9-12 performance standards:

  • (a) use technology and scientific methods to collect data in order to analyze personal physical activity patterns (i.e., pedometers, heart rate monitors, activity-gram, etc.);
  • (b) analyze different physical activities to determine a well-balanced health-related fitness program to help enhance overall fitness (i.e., cardiovascular, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility activities, etc.).
    Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records
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