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Grading & Standards

PE Grading

This year the Physical Education grades will be aligned with the Standards-Based Progress Report. This means that the students will be graded in the following 5 key concepts. Even though the PE units will change throughout the year, these key concepts remain constant. The students will receive a progress report every 12 weeks.

  1. Effort
  2. Demonstrates motor skills
  3. Demonstrates an understanding of movement concepts and principles
  4. Participates in/understands a healthy level of physical fitness
  5. Demonstrates responsible personal & social behavior

These key concepts will be part of the weekly PE program and will be continually assessed by the students and the teacher.



Students will be rated on a Four-Point performance scale

Level 1 - Student is experiencing difficulty understanding the standards covered in this reporting period. (area of need)

Level 2 - Student is near the expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.

Level 3 - Student meets expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.

Level 4 - Student exceeds expectations for the standards covered in this reporting period.

Mastery - The Student's work consistently demonstrates that s/he understands and applies the Physical Education content standards. Mastery of the content standards can be achieved at any point of the year.

PE Standards


Take a look at our PE Standards Poster.

Standard 1:  Motor Skills

Benchmark - Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in few movement forms.

  • Locomotor Skills
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Striking
  • Kicking
  • Dribbling


Standard 2:  Learning Concepts

Benchmark - Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills

  • Body, effort, space and relationships
  • Increasingly complex movement situations
  • Demonstrate and identify critical elements


Standard 3:  Active Lifestyle

Benchmarks - Exhibits knowledge and ability to participate in a physically active lifestyle

  • Select and participate in physical activity regularly
  • Identifies benefits of physical activity


Standard 4:  Is Physically Fit

Benchmarks - Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness

  • Match types of activities ti physical fitness components
  • Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity
  • Demonstrate understanding of fitness testing results