Health Education

GRADE EXPECTATIONS
   
 

Health Education Grade Expectations by Grade Cluster or Content
In 2007, Vermont's Health Grade Expectations (GEs) were revised to reflect current research and best practice. It is hoped that these revised Health GEs will enhance the assessment, curriculum, and instruction work of schools and teachers. Like the Grade Level Expectations in other content areas, the Health Grade Cluster Expectations are more specific statements of the Vermont standards in Vermont Framework of Standards & Learning Opportunities. However, unlike the Grade Level Expectations which delineate specific grade levels, these grade expectations are organized by Grade Clusters (pre-K and K; 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; and high school). The purpose of using grade clusters is to provide additional flexibility for alignment of local curriculum and local comprehensive assessment systems.

   
 
  Grade Cluster
 
Grades PK-2
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(32K)
 
Grades 3-4
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(104K)
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(180K)

(32K)
 
Grades 5-6
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(112K)
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(204K)

(32K)
 
Grades 7-8
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(120K)
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(212K)

(36K)
 
Grades 9-12
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(132K)
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(232K)

(40K)
 
All Grade Clusters
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(464K)
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(844K)

(120K)
   
  Content
 
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)
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(96K)
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(164K)

(28K)
 
Family, Social & Sexual Health (FSSH)
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(108K)
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(180K)

(32K)
 
Mental & Emotional Health (MEH)
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(96K)
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(160K)

(28K)
 
Nutrition & Physical Activity (NPA)
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(104K)
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(180K)

(32K)
 
Personal Health & Wellness (PHW)
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(96K)
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(156K)

(28K)
 
Violence & Injury Prevention (VIP)
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(108K)
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(176K)

(36K)
 
All Content
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(136K)
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(940K)

(136K)
         
  Health Education Sample Assessment Items
These documents provide health educators and district curriculum committees with additional resources to help them develop, revise and improve their health education curricula using the Vermont Health Grade Cluster Expectations (GCEs). This work represents an integration of the Health Education GEs, the Vermont Health Education Guidelines for Curriculum and Assessment, the 2006 revision of the National Health Education Standards, and the health assessment items from the work of the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS).
   
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK
   
 

For more information or to provide feedback about any of these resources, contact Donna McAllister, Health Education Consultant, at (802) 479-1426 or donna.mcallister@state.vt.us.

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014