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Vermont Health Education Guidelines for Curriculum and Assessment
This manual was developed to support Vermont teachers in the development of curriculum, instruction, and assessment of students' knowledge and skills in health education. This guide for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment is based on Vermont's Framework of Standard and Learning Opportunities, National Health Education Standards, the work of the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adolescent Risk Behaviors.
What's Is Included in This Manual?
The Vermont Health Education Guidelines for Curriculum and Assessment manual is divided into the following four sections:
Section 1: Health Education in Vermont
This section includes:
- rational for health education
- regulations for teaching health education in Vermont
- health education within the context of a coordinated school health program
- factors considered in conceptualizing the Vermont Health Education Guidelines for Curriculum and Assessment
Section 2: Curriculum and Assessment Guidelines
This section includes the health education guidelines for grades pre-K through 12. The guidelines identify standards, outcomes, and assessment criteria for health education in Vermont.
Section 3: Assessment for Health Education
This section includes:
- overview of assessment
- rubric cards, which provide scoring criteria
- student posters that highlight the scoring criteria
- template for writing performance tasks
- examples of effective performance tasks
- project options
Section 4: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Connections
This section includes information about effective curricula; aligning curricula, student instruction, and assessment; and a plan for designing and coordinating the development of a pre K–12 comprehensive health education curriculum.
The appendices contain a variety of tools and resources to support the work of health educators in Vermont.