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Physical Education in Florida. Presented By: Nichole Wilder Florida Department of Education. Physical Education Policies. Overview of physical education legislative requirements and waiver options in Florida. Requirements.

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Physical education in florida

Physical Education in Florida

Presented By:

Nichole Wilder

Florida Department of Education


Physical education policies

Physical Education Policies

  • Overview of physical education legislative requirements and waiver options in Florida


Requirements

Requirements

  • For the first time ever, beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, Florida has a state-level physical education requirement for grades K-12.


Requirements1

Requirements

  • Due to allowable waiver options included in the physical education legislation, a Florida student could complete a K-12 education and never participate in a physical education course.


Requirements2

Requirements

Elementary Requirement:

  • 150 minutes each week, with a minimum of 30 consecutive minutes on any day physical education instruction is provided

  • Implemented beginning with 2007-2008 school year


Requirements3

Requirements

Middle School Requirement:

  • One semester of physical education each year while enrolled in grades 6-8

  • Implemented beginning in 2009-2010 school year


Requirements4

Requirements

High School Requirement:

  • One credit in physical education to include the integration of health

  • Implemented beginning with 2007-2008 school year

  • Previous requirement was Personal Fitness, PE Elective course, and Life Management Skills (Health) course


Waiver options

Waiver Options

Waiver options for grades K-8:

  • Student is enrolled in a remedial course

  • Student’s parent notifies the school in writing that the student is participating in physical activities equal to or in excess of the requirement outside of the school day

  • Student’s parent requests in writing that the student be enrolled in another course that is offered by the school


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Waiver Options

Waiver options for grades 9-12:

  • Two seasons of an interscholastic sport and a “C” or better on a Personal Fitness Competency Test

  • Two years in an JROTC class

  • One semester of a dance course (student must still take Personal Fitness course)

  • One semester of marching band (student must still take Personal Fitness course)


Recent legislation

Recent Legislation

Concerns:

  • Logistics and lack of accountability for K-8 waiver options

  • Removal of required physical education certification for grades K-8

  • Safety and Liability concerns of non-certified physical education teachers - specifically in an inclusion model


Physical activity and academic achievement

Physical Activity and Academic Achievement

  • Study of relationship between Fitnessgram Healthy Fitness Zones and student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) in Pinellas County Schools


Physical activity academic achievement

Physical Activity & Academic Achievement

  • Study conducted in Pinellas County Schools during the 2007-2008 school year

  • All K-12 student’s fitness levels were assessed, however 14,668 girls and 16,399 boys in grades 3-10 completed both Fitnessgram and FCAT for this study


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Physical Activity & Academic Achievement

  • Analysis of the relationship between Fitnessgram total Healthy Fitness Zones scores and FCAT reading and math achievement levels indicated a clear, positive relationship between the number of Healthy Fitness Zones scores and student performance on the FCAT


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Physical Activity & Academic Achievement

  • Higher numbers of assessments completed within the Healthy Fitness Zone range were associated with higher FCAT achievement levels.

  • Four groups were main focus of study: 1)Male, 2)Female, 3)those receiving free/reduced lunch, and 4)those not receiving free/reduced lunch


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Physical Activity & Academic Achievement

  • The positive relationship between Fitnessgram and FCAT assessments held true for all four groups

  • Results were strongest for females and those students not receiving free/reduced lunch

  • Data provided almost exact replication of previous California study (2004)


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Physical Activity & Academic Achievement

Relationship between Fitnessgram and FCAT:

 Students who scored in the healthy fitness zone on 6 out of 6 Fitnessgram assessments scored an average of 3.11 on FCAT Reading and 3.23 on FCAT Math (on a 1-5 scale)


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Physical Activity & Academic Achievement

  • Students who scored in the healthy fitness zone on 3 out of 6 Fitnessgram assessments scored an average on 2.52 on FCAT Reading and 2.59 on FCAT Math (on a 1-5 scale)

  • ESE student sub-groups were examined as well, and 57% of Gifted students examined scored in the healthy fitness zone on 6 out of 6 Fitnessgram assessments


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Advocacy with school administrators is enhanced with data showing the link between physical activity and academic achievement

  • Make sure the “pros” outweigh the “cons” with any proposed physical education policy


Contact information

Contact Information

Nichole Wilder

Physical Education Coordinator

Florida Department of Education

[email protected]

(850) 245-0813


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