NYS Learning Standards

Standard One: 
Personal Health and Fitness
  1. Motor Skill Development 
  2. Personal Fitness 
  3. Knowledge For Participation 
The Learning Standard
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
The Key Idea 
Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sport activities. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.
Standard Two:
A Safe and Healthy Environment
  1. Safety/Risk Management and Decision Making
  2. Sportsmanship and Personal Responsibility 
The Learning Standard
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
The Key Idea 
Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
Standard Three:
Resource Management
  1. Career Opportunities 
  2. Community Resources and Opportunities 
  3. Consumer Awareness 
The Learning Standard
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.
The Key Idea 
Students will be aware of and be able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity. They will be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs. Students will also be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports.
New York State Learning Standards Terminology
  • Learning Standard: The knowledge, skills, and understanding that a person habitually demonstrates over time, as a consequence of instruction and experience. 
  • Key Idea: What students should know and be able to do, specific to a discipline (i.e. Physical Education) 
  • Performance Indicator: The specifics of what students should know and be able to do as they progress toward achieving the standards. Indicators progress from elementary to middle school, leading to commencement. 
  • Sample Task: An activity that illustrates that a student has acquired the specific skills, knowledge, and understanding described by performance indicators, consisting of an exhibition, a demonstration, a product, etc. 
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