Health and Physical Education
News & Updates
The rule for Cade’s Law (MO HB675) was presented to the State Board of Education on September 17. It was approved by the SBOE and then filed concurrently with the Secretary of State and Joint Committee on Administrative Rules on September 27, 2013 for publication in the November 1, 2013 Missouri Register. The deadline for the November 1, 2013 Missouri Register is October 1, 2013. The 30-day comment period will begin November 1, 2013 and estimated to end December 1, 2013. It is estimated that the Order of Rulemaking may go to the State Board of Education in January 2014.
What does this mean for schools?
The information previously reported on Core Data screen 17 will go live during the June 2014 Core Data cycle. Schools will need to provide fitness data for grades five (5) and nine (9) as they have done in the past.
Beginning in June, 2015, schools will report fitness data for one grade in the middle level grade span. Final determination of the middle level grade to be evaluated for fitness will be determined after December 1, 2013.
Schools should use FITNESSGRAM® as their guide to determine student fitness ranges. FITNESSGRAM® fitness ranges, instructions for implementing FITNESSGRAM®, and other useful resources can be found on the Presidential Youth Fitness Program site. These materials are free of charge and can be easily downloaded.
DESE Physical Fitness Award
- Physical Fitness Award criteria
- Physical Fitness Award student certificate
- 2012 Physical Fitness Award Schools
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts biannual surveys of public middle and high school students to track progress in efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among youth.
This report summarizes key findings from the 2013 YRBS and 2013 YTS including results from previous years that demonstrate changes over time. For a full report of the 2013 YTS results, see Missouri Youth and Tobacco 2003-2013. Previous years of YRBS data may be found on the CDC website.
Health and Physical Education Activities and Assessments
In November, 2009, just prior to the annual conference of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MOAHPERD), DESE convened a group of exemplary health and physical education teachers to write sample lessons that aligned to the grade-level expectations. Following are the lessons developed:
|Jump Rope Assessment|
|Health Related Fitness|
|Rhythms and Dance|
|Correct Destinations for Orienteering||Orienteering Assessment||Starting Point No.|
|Personal Fitness Program|