• State College Area School District

    Physical Education Benchmarks

    Third Grade


    State Standards

    NASPE (National) Standards

    Locomotor skills


    1, 2 & 4

    Spatial awareness (self space & general space)



    Running (aerobic vs. anaerobic)

    anaerobic - width of a volleyball court (60s)

    aerobic - 6 min.



    Skipping (1minute)



    Hopping (10 meters on R and L foot)




    Jump 45S F-B

    Jump 45s S-S




    - Broad Jump

    -Vertical Jump

    - Dot Drill



    Hour Glass slide(Timed)




    Jump Rope, individual (20 times)



    Jump Rope, Group Enter/Exit Moving 10 times



    Tripod to Headstand 5 seconds



    Non-locomotor skills


    1, 2 & 4

    Balance 25 seconds on right foot



    Balance 25 seconds on left foot



    Plank walk



    Manipulative skills


    1, 2 & 4

    Rolling a ball toward a one meter target using dominant hand (10 meters)

    10 tries 3-5 inch ball



    Underhand Toss(Dominant Hand) at hula hoop at 5M

    10 tries 3-5 inch ball



    Throw at hula hoop with Dominant Hand at 10 M



    Dribbles with dominant hand

    -50 meters jogging/running



    Dribbles with feet around the figure 8

    -Timed at 10 Meters



    Catches a ball with 2 hands using ball of choice



    Strikes an object while stationary using a short handled implement

    - Bumps/Minute



    Strikes an object while stationary using a long handled implement



    Cooperative activity/Ethics-related aspects


    1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

    Is respectful and demonstrates self-control



    Health-related fitness


    2, 4 & 6

    Calculating heart rate using radial pulse



    Muscular Strength


    Plank walk




    Cardiovascular Fitness



    Muscular Endurance



    Flexibility - Sit and Reach, Shoulder flexibility




Last Modified on November 25, 2015