Your student is expected to demonstrate:
Age appropriate fitness
Age appropriate motor skills
Age appropriate body control and coordination
To assess your child's progress in these areas several formal standardized and informal, more subjective tests are given throughout the school year. Fitness testing is typically done in the fall and repeated in the spring. To evaluate abdominal strength students are asked to perform as many bent knee sit ups as they can in one minute. A sit and reach calipered box is used to check the flexibility of the lower back and back of the thighs. These tests have been selected from a battery of those suggested by the American Alliance of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance. National norms are used to define all levels of fitness. To achieve a proficient score (3) a student must perform in the 60th percentile. A (4) indicates that the performance is in the 90th percentile or above. Fitness scores are a snapshot of progress at a specific time in your child's development. Parents are encouraged to look at student's progress and improvement over time.
Levels of motor skill performance that are appropriate for each grade level have been established by Roseville's elementary physical education specialists. Students must demonstrate body control, balance, and coordination while performing basic locomotor skills ( running, galloping, skipping, hopping) they must be able to apply these skills with ease in a variety of physical activities. To receive a proficient coordination score (3) they must be able to walk the length of a balance beam, dribble a prescribed number of seconds ( 30 for grade 2) and jump rope (7 for gr.1,- 10 for gr.2, 15 for gr.3) times while an adult twirls.
Students are encouraged to understand the importance of staying fit and maintaining a healthy life style. Emphasis is placed on personal improvement.