Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

A self-analysis tool for schools to assess physical education curricula

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) [PDF – 6 MB]  is a self-assessment and planning guide developed by CDC. The PECAT is designed to help school districts and schools conduct clear, complete, and consistent analyses of physical education curricula based upon national physical education standards.

Specifically, the PECAT:

  • Assesses how closely physical education curricula align with national standards for physical education.
  • Analyzes outcomes, content, and assessment components of a curriculum that correspond to national standards for physical education for three grade levels: K–5, 6–8, and 9–12.
  • Helps school districts or individual schools identify changes needed in locally developed curricula.
  • Helps school districts or individual schools use the PECAT to develop a physical education curriculum.
How Schools Can Use the PECAT

School districts and schools can use the results of the PECAT to:

  • Enhance existing physical education curricula.
  • Develop physical education curricula.
  • Select published curricula.

This will help schools deliver effective physical education to students.

Take the PECAT Online

The online PECAT guides you through each step of the process. This allows you to save your responses, calculate your scores for outcomes, content, and assessments automatically, and develop your plan for improvement through a secure, user-friendly system. It also enables you to archive previous versions of the PECAT for future use and print and share scorecards and results with team members, administrators, and others.