State report cards will soon feature a new measure for Ohio schools: how their students are doing in physical education.
Starting this year, schools must assess how students score on the state’s physical education standards, including whether they know the correct way to exercise, understand how games are played, are active outside of school, and play well with others.
Results will be posted on school report cards but won’t count toward schools’ performance ratings.
Ohio is part of a growing movement to require physical education assessments, joining 17 other states and the District of Columbia, according to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
A version of this article appeared in the October 03, 2012 edition of Education Week as Ohio to Rate Schools On P.E. Standards