Academic Standard: Framework
Tennessee Physical Education Standards
The Tennessee State Board of Education has the authority to adopt academic standards for each subject area in grades K-12.
The Tennessee Physical Education Standards were written by teams of Tennessee physical education teachers and higher education faculty as convened by the Tennessee Department of Education. They represent the skill, knowledge, or behavior outcome of the student at the completion of a grade. Creating developmentally appropriate learning experiences that meet the standard is the responsibility of the physical education teacher and in alignment with school district documents. Each standard is observable and measureable and therefore can be assessed.
The State Board of Education unanimously approved the Tennessee Academic Standards for Physical Education on final reading at the July 2016 Board meeting. The first year of implementation will be the 2017-2018 school year.