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Physical Education


Course Description

This .5 credit course requires students to participate in physical activities of their choice, and fill out an activity log to track their hours of exercise. Students will learn about nutrition, physical activity, sports, and more. This PE course covers standards 1-5 (Benchmarks A & B).

Course Requirements

To earn credit for this course by the deadline, the following requirements must be met:

  • 60 hour activity log must be submitted for scoring then earn at least a 60%
  • All mastery test modules must either be marked exempt or mastered
  • All modules without mastery tests must be completed, including pretests, posttests, end of semester test, required google form assignments, and the drop box assignment

Time Requirements

The deliverables in this semester course include five google form assignments, a 60 hour activity Log drop box assignment, and 19 modules. This course is designed to fulfill the state-required 120 contact hours. Each bulleted item in the assignment list is a module. 

TIP FOR SUCCESS: It is best to work on your course consistently to allocate time for technical and/or content assistance, if needed.

Grading Scale


There are a total of sixteen graded tests in this course: twelve mastery tests, three post-tests, and one end of semester test. All tests are equally weighted, and calculated as 55% of your final grade. There are also five required google form assignments and while these do not count towards your final grade, they must be completed. The 60 hour activity log which must be submitted for scoring through the drop box is 45% of your final grade and must earn at least a 60%.

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69% (or 0-69% on post/end of semester tests)
I = Incomplete (course requirements have not been met)

Pretests

Pretests provide an opportunity to exempt out of modules within the unit based on prior knowledge; the pretests are not included in the final grade. You may take the pretest one time. While you are not required to master modules that have been marked exempt, the unit posttest or end of semester test may contain questions from these modules; therefore, you may choose to master these modules to prepare for the posttests. The grade for a module that has been marked exempt is 100% whether you master it or not.  Not all courses will have pretests.             

Tutorials and General Tips

Most lessons include a tutorial. The purpose of the tutorials is to help prepare students for the mastery tests. This is similar to lessons in traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms. Work in the tutorials will not be graded. If a mastery test is locked, reviewing the entire tutorial will automatically unlock the mastery test and allow you to retake it. The cycle of completing the tutorial to unlock a mastery test can be completed as often as needed until the required minimum 80% score is earned on the mastery test.

Utilize the blue toolbar on the left side of most tutorials. The toolbar options may include helpful resources such as notes, reading tools, calculator, translation, and highlighting options. 

For the Edmentum/PLATO courses, 60 minutes within the same URL such as a tutorial or test, may cause progress to be lost. The best practice is to save and close and then relaunch the activity if the end of the hour is near to be sure work is saved. As the URL or webpage changes, such as moving from one tutorial to a different tutorial, the 60 minute clock is reset.

Mastery Tests

The minimum score required for each mastery test module is 80%. You may take the mastery tests multiple times. To unlock a mastery test, go back through the preceding activities for that module. You have unlimited attempts on the mastery tests, and each mastery test must be mastered or exempt in order to earn credit for the course. Review and retake each mastery test until you have earned at least 80%. The score for a module that has been marked exempt is 100%.

For any module that does not have a mastery test, all parts of the module must be completed.

Posttests/End of Semester Tests

The score for each posttest or end of semester test will be 0-100%. Each of these scores is factored into your final grade. You may take these tests one time. Not all courses have posttests or end of semester tests.

Assignment List

Each bulleted item below is a module. Each module marked with an asterisk (*) contains a mastery test. To receive credit, you must:

  1. Complete all modules
  2. Earn a minimum 80% score on all mastery tests (Mastery tests must be retaken to earn the 80% score)
  3. Earn a minimum 60% score on the dropbox assignment

NOTE: An indication of 100% complete in Edmentum/PLATO is NOT a guarantee of credit if the above criteria are not met. If a course no longer shows on the home screen, select "All My Work," then on your course select "All Activities."  Select the yellow "Completed Not Mastered" to see the mastery tests that must be redone. If you think you have met all requirements to earn credit for the course, immediately email your advisor for verification.

Required 60 hour Activity log, 45% of the course grade

  • 60 Hour Activity Log (Drop Box Assignment)

Unit 1: Getting Active

  • Unit 1 – Pretest
  • Introduction to Physical Education*
  • Required Assignment: Sports Evaluation - Standard 1 Benchmark B
  • Safety and Injury Prevention*
  • Introduction to Sports*
  • Basics of Physical Activity and Exercise*
  • Unit 1 – Posttest

Unit 2: Improving Performance

  • Unit 2 – Pretest
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Endurance*
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance*
  • Flexibility*
  • Biomechanics and Movement*
  • Required Assignment: Tactics and Biomechanics - Standard 2
  • Required Assignment: Fitness Test
  • Unit 2 – Posttest

Unit 3: Lifestyle

  • Unit 3 – Pretest
  • Lifestyle Fitness*
  • Required Assignment: Dance Lesson - Standard 1 Benchmark A
  • Designing a Personal Fitness Program*
  • Effects of Media and Culture*
  • Required Assignment: Working with Others - Standard 4
  • Evolution of Sports*
  • Unit 3 – Posttest

End of Semester Test

  • End of Semester Test: Physical Education