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Status of State-Level Physical Education Accountability Policy and Systems - February 2019

As a recognized contributor to a well-rounded education, physical education now shares an increased expectation for demonstrating student learning with other comparable subject areas at both state and local levels.

The purpose of this study conducted by West Virginia University was to describe the status of state-level accountability systems for student learning in physical education. The findings provide policymakers and school leaders with valuable information regarding the development and implementation of state-level physical education accountability systems to inform decision-making in policy, standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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AUTHORS

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Emi Tsuda, Ph.D.

James Wyant, Ph.D.

Sean M. Bulger, Ed.D.

Eloise Elliott, Ph.D.

Andrea R. Taliaferro, Ph.D.

ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS

Charlene Burgeson, M.A.

ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

Howell Wechsler, Ed.D., M.P.H. (former Chief Executive Officer)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We would like to thank Dr. Shannon Michael and Dr. Sarah Lee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for providing insights into this research study.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Financial support for this study was provided by the American Council on Exercise and the American Heart Association.