Standards and Goals

Curriculum Development

Lesson Plans

Assessment Plans




STANDARDS are clear and specific statements that communicate to students, teachers, and parents exactly what is expected for students to learn.

PHILOSOPHY is a statement of beliefs. In this particular case it is a statement about what we believe is important and what we want our students to learn.

GOALS are broad statements of what the state, school district, or school wants and expects its students to know and be able to do as a consequence of their elementary schooling. (Goals do not define student learning.)

BENCHMARKS are progress indicators that represent the attainment of certain skills at a particular grade level.

OUTCOMES This is where we stop defining and get to work. Too much terminology can confuse our purpose.

Physical Education Standards

The National Content Standards for Physical Education (NASPE-1995)

A physically educated student:

  1. Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
  2. Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
  3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
  4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  5. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.

State of Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health (1997)

As a result of their schooling students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate physical competency in individual and team sports, create movement and leisure and work-related activities.
  2. Analyze various movement concepts and applications.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of rules, safety and strategies during physical activity.
  4. Know and apply the principles and components of health-related fitness.
  5. Assess individual fitness levels.
  6. Set goals based on fitness data and develop, implement and monitor an individual fitness improvement plan.
  7. Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
  8. Demonstrate cooperative skills during structured group physical activity.

National Health Education Standards (1995)

Students will:

  1. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease and prevention.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  4. Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use goal setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

State of Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health (1997)

As a result of their schooling students will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention and safety.
  2. Describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups and communities.
  3. Explain how the environment can affect health.
  4. Describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body systems and how they interrelate.
  5. Explain the effects of health-related actions on the body systems.
  6. Describe factors that affect growth and development.
  7. Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences and preventing conflict.
  8. Apply decision-making skills related to the protection and promotion of individual health.
  9. Demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.