In 2014, SHAPE America, the Society for Health and Physical Education (formerly known as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) developed National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education to clearly define what a physically literate student should know and be able to do. Physical literacy is defined as the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. The use of the term “physical literacy” parallels efforts for inclusion of physical education with the CCSS.
Guiding research in physical education identifies several areas as critical to the direction and development of grade-level outcomes: motor skill competency, student engagement and intrinsic motivation, instructional climate, gender differences, lifetime activity approach and physical activity. Through the implementation of the National PE standards and the grade-level outcomes, DoDEA students will have the opportunity to engage in well-designed quality, physical education programs, setting students on the road to enjoying a lifetime of healthful activity.
DoDEA Physical Education Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400