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Physical Education

Standard 1.Uses a variety of basic and advanced movement forms
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Coordinates movements in space to accommodate objects and boundaries
   2. Demonstrates a sense of balance (e.g., stands on one foot, walks on a balance beam)
   3. Coordinates body movement in a variety of activities (e.g., climbing stairs, walking in different directions, jumping forward, galloping)
   4. Demonstrates coordinated movements in kicking, catching, and throwing
   5. Coordinates movement with a tempo or rhythm (e.g., marching to music, dancing)
   6. Demonstrates strength and control to accomplish a variety of tasks
   7. Uses hand-eye coordination to complete tasks (e.g., string beads, do puzzles, copy and trace a variety of figures)
   8. Uses manual coordination to control tools (e.g., pencils, crayons, scissors) and manipulate objects (e.g., zippers, buttons, snaps)
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Uses a variety of basic locomotor movements (e.g., running, skipping, hopping, sliding)
   2. Uses a variety of basic non-locomotor skills (e.g., bending, twisting, stretching, turning, lifting)
   3. Uses a variety of basic object control skills (e.g., underhand and overhand throw, catch, hand dribble, foot dribble, kick and strike)
   4. Uses simple combinations of fundamental movement skills (e.g., locomotor, non-locomotor, object control, body control, and rhythmical skills)
   5. Uses control in weight-bearing activities on a variety of body parts (e.g., jumping and landing using combinations of one and two foot take-offs and landings)
   6. Uses control in balance activities on a variety of body parts (e.g., one foot, one hand and one foot, hands and knees, headstands)
   7. Uses control in travel activities on a variety of body parts (e.g., travels in backward direction and changes direction quickly and safely, without falling; changes speeds and directions in response to various rhythms; combines traveling patterns to music)
   8. Uses smooth transitions between sequential motor skills (e.g., running into a jump)
   9. Uses locomotor skills in rhythmical patterns (e.g., even, uneven, fast, and slow)
  Level II (Grade 3-6)
   1. Uses mature form in object control skills (e.g., underhand and overhand throw, catch, hand dribble, foot dribble, kick and strike, batting, punt, pass)
   2. Uses basic sport-specific skills for a variety of physical activities (e.g., basketball chest pass, soccer dribble, fielding a softball with a glove)
   3. Uses mature form and appropriate sequence in combinations of fundamental locomotor, object control, and rhythmical skills that are components of selected modified games, sports, and dances (e.g., combining steps to perform certain dances; combining running, stopping, throwing, shooting, kicking for sideline soccer)
   4. Uses mature form in balance activities on a variety of apparatuses (e.g., balance board, large apparatus, skates)
   5. Uses beginning strategies for net and invasion games (e.g., keeping object going with partner using striking pattern, placing ball away from opponent in a racket sport, hand and foot dribble while preventing an opponent from stealing the ball in basketball)
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   1. Uses intermediate sport-specific skills for individual, dual, and team sports
   2. Uses intermediate sport-specific skills for dance and rhythmical activities
   3. Uses intermediate sport-specific skills for outdoor activities
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Uses advanced sport-specific skills in selected physical activities (e.g., aquatics, dance, outdoor pursuits, individual, dual, and team sports and activities)
   2. Uses skills in complex rather than modified versions of physical activities (e.g., more players or participants, rules and strategies)