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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education is direct or specially designed instruction to adjust physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills, aquatics and dance skills, and individual or group sports to meet the unique needs of individuals.

Achievement in Excellence (click to expand)

The Ohio State School for the Blind physical education program was awarded Gold Excellence level of achievement from the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD). This is the premier level of distinction. 

OhioGold Quality Physical Education Program 2020 OAHPERD Gold Award, a red and golden banner with golden and blue lettering.

According to OAHPERD, “The Ohio Gold Excellence in Physical Education Award Program is designed to recognize those schools whose policies and practices reflect a high quality of physical education in schools.” Applicants were rated at bronze, silver or gold award levels. This state recognition is awarded to schools demonstrating support of key elements to develop lifetime fitness. 

Physical education provides many health-related benefits throughout life. According to the Centers for Disease Control “Physical education provides cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for physical activity and physical fitness”. 

The award application contained many components for evaluation with a focus on four areas. Those focus areas included providing evidence for programming support from senior educational leadership. Ensuring the school’s physical education curriculum aligns with state academic content standards. Mrs. Lyle Henry, physical education teacher, gathered data from state physical education evaluations which was reported in the application and included a narrative for interpretation of the results. Lastly, an explanation with supporting materials of how the program provides students the opportunity for quality physical activity participation outside of the curriculum.

General Information and Curriculum for Educators (click to expand)

cover page of the OSSB P E curriculum

OSSB Physical Education Curriculum

 

cover page of the A.P.E. presentation

General information about Adapted PE

 

cover page of the Para-professionals presentation

Paraprofessionals: Working with a student in PE

 

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PE's Influence on Educational Performance

Assessment Data (click to expand)

State Assessment Data 2020-2021 School Year

Data collected for the 2020-2021 state Physical Education Assessment was gathered from students who were in person learning along with students who attended online classes. A total of 32 student were eligible to partake in the data collection. The results for the 2020-2021 evaluation are broken out by the following four Grade Bands:

  • K – 2nd grade
  • 3rd – 5th grade
  • 6th – 8th grade
  • 9th – 12th grade

The evaluation conducted measured each student’s ability against the five Ohio Physical Education Standards (10 benchmarks) and provides an overall assessment of our physical education program. Students at the end of each grade band were included for grades 2,5,8 and high school programming. Physical Education classes at the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) are conducted with multiple grades = lower elementary, upper elementary, junior high school, high school and multiple disabilities classes from K-12 programming. Following is a summary for our 32 students broken out by grade band:

2020-21 PE Assessment by Grade Level

Grade Band

Advanced

Proficient

Limited

Not Evaluated

Kindergarten - 2nd

 

0

2

0

0

3rd - 5th grade

 

0

6

1

3

6th – 8th grade

 

2

6

3

0

9th – 12th grade

 

1

8

0

0

Totals

3

22

4

3

As the results show, the learning abilities for the 32 eligible students were evaluated against the Ohio Physical Education Academic Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Indicators. 25 of our 32 students achieved either proficient or advanced status. However, three students were unable to be evaluated this year. The assessment illustrates the learning abilities for 29 students evaluated against the Ohio Physical Education Academic Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Indicators. OSSB does not have a state report card, so this evaluation is conducted on a yearly basis with data being reported to the Ohio Department of Education through the Education Management Information System.

State Assessment Data 2018-19

The evaluation conducted by the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) measured each student’s ability against the five Ohio Physical Education Standards (10 benchmarks) and provided an overall assessment of OSSB’s physical education program. The overall student population in grades K-12 averages 120.  The data is based on complete statistics from the 2018-2019 academic year. Due to Covid 19, incomplete data was presented to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the 2019-2020 academic year according to legislative mandate. The results for 2018-2019 evaluation are broken out by the following four Grade Bands:

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
  • 3rd - 5th grade
  • 6th – 8th grade
  • 9th – 12th grade

Students at the end of each grade band were included for grades 2,5,8 and high school programming. Physical Education classes at OSSB are conducted with multiple grades = lower elementary, upper elementary, junior high school, high school and multiple disabilities classes from K-12 programming. The following is a summary for 30 students broken out by grade band:

2018-19 PE assessment data by grade

 Grade Band

Advanced

Proficient

Limited

Not Evaluated

Kindergarten - 2nd

 

0

5

1

0

3rd - 5th grade

 

0

3

1

0

6th – 8th grade

 

2

4

1

0

9th – 12th grade

 

1

11

1

0

Totals

3

23

4

0

 

The assessment includes results for 30 students and demonstrates that 26 of the 30 students achieved either proficient or advanced status. The assessment illustrates the learning abilities for all 30 students evaluated against the Ohio Physical Education Academic Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Indicators. OSSB does not have a state report card, so this evaluation is conducted on a yearly basis with data being reported to ODE through the Education Management Information System (EMIS).

Resources (click to expand)

Information and resources about Adapted Physical Education or Physical Education and other resources (Google Site) related to working with students who are blind or visually impaired.