Using Assessments to Improve Health Education


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Why are health education assessments important?

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1. What is an assessment as it's used in an education setting?


Newer and better health assessments can be used to improve health education by measuring not only student knowledge but also a student's:

I. Physical skill set

II. Critical thinking skills

III. Reasoning skills

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to improve health education for students, certain assessments can be used. Test your knowledge of these assessments, both old and new, by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these materials, you can find out how much you comprehend about:

  • Characteristics of newer assessment strategies
  • An assessment used in an education setting
  • Other things newer assessment strategies measure
  • Why health education assessments are important
  • How students with exceptional knowledge of a topic compare to those with just an emerging understanding

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on improving health education with assessments
  • Distinguishing diferences - compare and contrast main topics, such as students with emerging knowledge of a topic and those with exceptional knowledge of the same topic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of assessments used to improve health education

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson called Using Assessments to Improve Health Education to learn more about these assessments. Goals you can complete include:

  • Compare and contrast the different types of assessments
  • Review examples of these assessments
  • Determine why newer assessments are used to improve health education