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Health Education Services

Assessment

Assessment is the mechanism used to measure educational achievement. Assessment is important because it affects how the students view themselves; the way parents, community, and governing bodies evaluate schools and districts; and the way the citizens of this nation compete with those of other nations in a worldwide marketplace. Assessment in Comprehensive Health should focus on students’ attainment of health literacy, which includes the knowledge of health-related information as well as critical thinking, problem solving, responsible citizenship, self-directed learning and effective communication.

Below are suggested assessments designed to assess the objectives and competencies in the Mississippi Comprehensive Health Framework and some environment assessment tools to support quality health education programs in Mississippi Schools.

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