The public is now invited to help review and revise Minnesota’s K-12 physical education standards until Jan. 6

Minnesota adopted the 2004 national physical education standards in 2010. Recent legislation requires the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to convene a Standards Committee during the 2016-2017 school year to review the adopt new standards.

Comment Period Open for Standards Review

As part of the standards review process, the public is invited to comment on the current physical education standards.

Read a brief history of Minnesota’s K-12 physical education standards before giving feedback.

Apply for Physical Education Standards Committee

Applications are now being accepted for individuals interested in serving on the Physical Education Standards Review Committee. The deadline to apply is Dec. 21. MDE will announce the committee members on its website on Jan. 6.

For more information about the committee and the time commitment, visit MDE’s Health and Physical Education site.

Share this message with physical education teachers and others who may be interested in applying for the Standards Committee or completing the feedback survey.

For more information about the physical education standards review, contact MDE’s health and physical education specialist, Mary Thissen-Milder, at (651) 582-8505 or