ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

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ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK
ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO
STEPS BACK
REVISITING THE NEW
JERSEY HEALTH AND
PE STANDARDS
THE PAST
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New Jersey law
requires 150 minutes
per week of health,
safety, and physical
education for all
students in grades 1-12
Law has been in effect
since 1917!
THE PAST
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Six Comprehensive
Health and Physical
Education Core
Curriculum Content
Standards adopted in
1996
Curriculum Framework
published in 1999
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Core standards were developed after review
of
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State statutes
State regulations
National standards in both disciplines
Best practices
Current programs (e.g. text, software)
THE PRESENT
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Review of standards required every five
years
Review team assembled in May 2001
Consultant from AAHPERD engaged to train
team and review document
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Employed backwards
design
Developed smaller
grade level clusters
Increased specificity of
CPIs
Retained blended
model
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First version: 80 pages
long!
Horizontal vs. vertical
design
Bullets provided
specificity
Added character,
leadership, and service
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Advisory Committee
formed to review all
standards areas
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Representatives from
general education
organizations and
business
THE PRESENT
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SAID:
 Too much stuff
 Too much detail
 Not enough time
 Not important enough
 Not core
 Not essential learnings
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REVISE
REWRITE
CONDENSE
DELETE
MOVE
COMBINE
EDIT
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Reduced total number of
CPIs by 13%
Deleted bullets kept six
standards
Made some CPIs less
specific
Rewrote standards to
focus on goal of a
healthy active lifestyle
THE FUTURE
Standards went before State Board in April
2003
Delayed with graduation requirement
discussion
Expected adoption in December 2003
Immediate implementation—alignment with
local curriculum
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Links to Career Education, Consumer,
Family and Life Skills
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Personal and interpersonal skill development
Teamwork
Health and fitness careers and services
Decision making, problem solving and goal
setting
Stress and conflict
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More links…
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Character development
Service learning
Ethics
Advertising
Safety
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Hazards and first aid procedures
Traffic and driver safety
THE FUTURE
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No state testing in these
areas
No funds to support local
assessment development
School district evaluations
every 7 years
Not part of NCLB—little
focus at the state and local
level
LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
Now, New Jersey Student
Learning Standards
WHAT’S NEXT?
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SCASS-HEAP: Health Education
Assessment Project
Standards Training
Framework Alignment and Addendum
Links to other state projects such as Action
for Healthy Kids and NJ Healthy Choices,
Healthy Kids
INFORMATION
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WWW.NJ.GOV/NJDED/CCCS/DRAFTS/CHPE.PDF
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WWW.STATE.NJ.US/EDUCATION
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ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
DRAFT AND ADOPTED STANDARDS
INFO ON ASSESSMENTS
TO HEAR THE END OF THE STORY
Dr. James McCall, chair
Health and Physical Education Standards
Committee
Coordinator, Health and Physical Education
NJDOE
609-777-4809

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