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Ohio’s physical education academic content standards provide clear, rigorous expectations for all students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Physical education is a critical component of a complete education. Beyond the physical benefits, quality physical education has been linked to cognitive, affective and quality of life benefits for students at elementary, middle and high school levels. The six National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in December 2007. These standards represent physical education content that all students should know and be able to do as they progress through a kindergarten through grade 12 program