P.E. Grading and Behavior Expectations


Students are not assessed on their speed, size, strength or athletic ability. They are assessed  on how they strive to meet standards, embody our school’s learning expectations, demonstrate sportsmanship and a positive attitude and by consistently showing their best effort.

The grading rubric is based on four areas:

  1. Effort / Participation
  2. Shows understanding of skills
  3. Applies skills
  4. Shows appropriate behavior and sportsmanship


Preschool and Kindergarten use a +, / or – for each class period. A self evaluation is introduced.

Grades 1 – 2 use a daily self evaluation based on how well they thought they did; this reinforces that they are responsible for their behavior. Students are graded on:

  1. Listening to directions
  2. Effort and participation
  3. Respecting others in feelings, body and personal space

Grades 3 – 8 begin each grading period with 100 points. Points are deducted for:

  1. Not following directions
  2. Talking while teacher is giving direction
  3. Disrespect
  4. Poor sportsmanship
  5. Non-participation
  6. Language
  7. Disregard of rules (school, game or P.E.)


Behavior Expectations

  • Follows rules
  • Displays cooperation
  • Accepts winning and losing respectfully
  • Works hard for self and others
  • Shows respect for others
  • Encourages others
  • Consistent effort and good level of participation
  • Stays on task, minimal reminders