Quality physical education programs don't just happen! They are the result of having the right people doing the right work for the right reasons. Below are links to resources designed to support districts, sites, administrators, and teacher leaders in their pursuit of quality physical education programming.
Selecting the Right Teachers
Program Assessment Tools
- California Physical Education Self Assessment Checklist by The City Project: Describes what is Mandatory, Allowed and Recommended Policy/Practice based on California Ed Code and best/appropriate practice documents. Specific Ed Code numbers are cited as a reference. Can be used as a self-assessment to determine areas of need for a district or school. Can also be used as a resource to clarify Ed Code.
- SHAPE America Essential Components of Physical Education: The Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) America Guidance Document describing essential components for quality physical education programs based on the National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes for K-12. Note: This does not reflect California Educational Code and Regulations.
- SHAPE America Physical Education Program Checklist: The Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) America Guidance Document that can be used by teachers or administrators to determine the quality of physical education programming. Note: This tool is based on the National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 and does not reflect California Educational Code and Regulations.