CT Health Standards and Performance Indicators

The NHES are written expectations for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8 and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health.  The standards provide a framework for curriculum development and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education.

 

 

Standard 1   Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard 2   Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 3   Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.

Standard 4   Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5   Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Standard 6   Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

Standard 7   Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8   Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Standard 9  Demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities

Standard 10 Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities

Standard 11 Participate regularly in physical activity

Standard 12 Achieve and maintain a health- enhancing level of physical fitness

Standard 13 Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings

Standard 14 Value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self- expression and/or social interaction