2009 Physical Education Standard

Physical Education Standards Public Review

Attention All PE Professionals, On January 26, 2015, the State Board of Education authorized the release of draft standards for two content areas: Foreign and Native Languages and Physical Education. The public comment period for each draft will close on March 2, 2015. To view the draft Physical Education standards and for more information please visit the following website Physical Education Standards Public Review


The 2009 Physical Education Standard replace the previous 1997 Standard.  The 2009 Physical Education Standard should have been fully implemented by Arizona schools as of the 2010-2011 school year.  The below documents are articulated by grade span.

Introduction to the Standard


2009 Physical Education Standard
(Approved 10.26.09)

PE Concepts Explanations

PE Performance Objective Complete Grid

Strand 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities

Strand 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities

Strand 3: Participates regularly in physical activity both during and beyond the structured physical education class

Strand 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness

Strand 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings

Strand 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction

2009 Physical Education Standard Supplemental Documents
(Approved 10.26.09)

Physical Education Strands with Examples

Physical Education Term Glossary

These examples serve as instructional support for teachers in the form of explanations and examples and are not intended to be a checklist for instruction. To use, place your mouse over each example box to view ADE suggested examples, and type in explanations and examples as appropriate in your school.

Grade K-2 with examples

Grade 3-5 with examples

Grade 6-8 with examples

Grade 9-12 with examples


Urban Physical Education Resource Guide

The challenges that face urban physical education teachers are not always unique to an urban school setting, and can often be found in PE classrooms throughout the state.  Urban physical education teachers are often faced with multiple challenges and minimal resources to combat those roadblocks.  The Urban Physical Education Resource Guide was designed to help support teachers in their efforts to combat those challenges.

For more information regarding Physical Education please contact:

Keri Schoeff
Physical Education, Physical Activity Specialist
(602) 542-8713