ERIC Number: ED454231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Health Education Standards: A Resource Guide for Achieving Health Literacy.
South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
These South Dakota health education standards provide a framework for use by state education and health agencies and local school districts to create an instructional program that will enable their students to become healthy and capable of academic success. It is a framework for making decisions about which lessons, strategies, activities, and types of assessment to include in a health education curriculum. The standards include the standards/goals, indicators, benchmarks, and sample grade level objectives/activities. The standards are organized into grade level clusters so that a parent, local school board member, classroom teacher, or administrator can quickly review the health learning that is expected at a specific grade level. Grade level clusters are organized as K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The standards and indicators are the same at all levels to provide vertical alignment and continuity in the K-12 curriculum. The benchmarks are conceptually the same, but worded differently so as to be more developmentally appropriate for the various levels. The performance criteria are holistic rubrics that can be used as a summative assessment tool to gauge student achievement and progress. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Interpersonal Communication, Life Style, State Standards
Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. Tel: 605-773-5669.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota