Physical Education Position Statements & Guidance Documents

Appropriate and Inappropriate Practices Related to Fitness Testing New!

SHAPE America's Position: Fitness testing is a valuable part of fitness education when integrated appropriately into a comprehensive physical education curriculum, and students’ fitness scores should not be used to grade students or to evaluate physical education teachers.
Released: 2017

Dodgeball Is Not an Appropriate Physical Education Activity New!

Released: 2017

Providing Community-Based PE Services For Students With Disabilities in Special Education Transition Programs New!

Released: 2016

Standards-Based Student Progress Report New!

Released: 2016

The Essential Components of Physical Education

Released: 2015

Physical Education Program Checklist

Released: 2015

Physical Education Is an Academic Subject

SHAPE America's Position: It is SHAPE America’s position that physical education is an academic subject.
Released: 2015

Instructional Framework for Fitness Education in Physical Education

Released: 2012

Opportunity to Learn Guidelines

Released: 2010

CDC Executive Summary of BMI Measurement in Schools

Released: 2010

Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines, K-12: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Released: 2009

Top 10 Reasons for Quality Physical Education

Released: 2006

CDC - Assessing Your Weight

Released: 2000

Cooper Institute FITNESSGRAM Reference Guide

Released: 2000

Other Resources & Guidelines