PA Academic H/PE Standards Revisions Dr. Kim Razzano Professor, East Stroudsburg University Jeff Jacobs Physical Education Consultant Dr. Cindy Allen Professor, Emerti Lock Haven University
Presentation AgendaIntroductionsPA Health and Physical Education Academic Standards Revision UpdateQuestion & Answer
Standards Update Standard Review Learning Outcomes developed for each grade level-use of HECAT and PECAT Timeline Proposal Final Review Training Module (Higher Ed/Pre-K-12) Assessment Manuals Future Training (Higher Ed/Pre-K-12 administrators and teachers. Follow-up webinars
Standard Revision • Looking to align our standards closer to the national standards. • Learning Outcomes are going to be anchors to the standards for each grade level. Most of the learning outcomes are designated from the HECAT toolkit for health and the PECAT toolkit for physical education.
HECAT- Health Education Curriculum Analyst Tool • HECAT provides guidance, appraisal tools, and resources for carrying out a clear, complete, and consistent examination of an existing curriculum, a commercially packaged or locally developed school-based health education curricula. • The HECAT builds on the characteristics of effective health education curricula and the National Health Education Standards for schools. • HECAT draws upon a synthesis of research and findings of CDC guidelines for school health programs.
HECAT- Intended Users • HECAT is designed to be used by those who select, develop or use school health education curricula and for those who are interested in improving school health education curricula. • Those interested can use HECAT in the development of new or improved courses of study, learning objectives, or curricula OR: • State health education standards or frameworks • Recommended for conducting state or local curricula review
HECAT- Organization • Chapter 1- Instructions- Step-by-step guidance for conducting HE curriculum review • Chapter 2- General Curriculum Information • Chapter 3- Overall Summary Forms • Chapter 4- Preliminary Curriculum Considerations • Chapter 5- Curriculum Fundamentals • Chapter 6- Health Topic Modules- Alcohol and Other Drugs, Healthy Eating, Mental and Emotional Health, Personal Health and Wellness, Physical Activity, Safety and Injury Prevention, Sexual Health, Tobacco, Violence Prevention
Health Content AND Skills are to be assessed • Health Skills- students will need to demonstrate proficiency in the following: • Accessing Information • Analyzing Influences • Decision-Making • Goal-Setting • Interpersonal Communication • Self-Management • Advocacy
Health and Physical Education Benchmarks: • Learning outcomes for content and skills are listed for each grade but students are required to demonstrate the skills by each benchmark grade 3, 6, 9, and 12th
Examples of learning outcomes and benchmarks for health educationThe following is a sample of PreK-2 learning outcomes for the topic Personal Health.
Physical Education Curriculum Analyst Tool- PECAT • The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) is a self-assessment and planning guide developed by CDC. It is designed to help school districts and schools conduct clear, complete, and consistent analyses of physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards. • Specifically, the PECAT • Assesses how closely physical education curricula align with national standards for high quality physical education programs • Analyzes content and student assessment components of a curriculum that correspond to national standards for physical education • Helps school districts or individual schools identify changes needed in locally developed curricula
Tried to accomplish the following: • User friendly – access information • Easier to understand • Make as concise as possible • Remove outcomes that serve no purpose or no purpose at a particular grade level. • Develop helpful and appropriate resources • Provide a comprehensive glossary
The following two areas needed to be addressed: • Aquatics • Adapted Physical Education • Look to incorporate all-inclusive standards for our schools.
Current status of standards revision:Health Education- all PreK-12 learning outcomes and benchmarks completed. Presently, in the process of review by public school professionals and agencies.Physical Education- all PreK-2 learning outcomes and benchmarks completed. Presently, in the process of review by public school professionals.
Timeline • November 2018- January 2019- • Group review of outcomes- edits, spelling, grammar, etc. • Invite colleagues to review H/PE outcomes • Review comments/suggestions from state department reviews • Add additional content (for health: organ tissue donation awareness, food allergies, diabetes, lyme disease, suicide prevention, vaping/ E-Cigarettes/Juuling, Lead poisoning, CPR, etc.)
Timeline- Continued • November, 2018- May, 2019 • Developing the Training Module/ Resource/ Lesson Plan Template for SAS: develop webinar for follow-up series module, resource guide, and vocabulary list. • Developing Assessment Toolkit develop an assessment toolkit for health (K-12) and physical education (K-12) Rollout of complete product (August 2019-December 2019)
Thank you! • Dr. Kim Razzano • firstname.lastname@example.org • Jeffrey Jacobs • email@example.com • Dr. Cindy Allen • firstname.lastname@example.org