Publications & Resources

This page lists select resources available on the Internet that may be useful to those conducting the PECAT. Additional resources are listed in the print edition of the PECAT.

PECAT Materials

Physical Education Curriculum Assessment Tool (PECAT) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 520 KB]

Presentation Slides & User Guide

PE Teacher Professional Preparation Manual

Federal Recommendations & Guidelines

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
CDC synthesized research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in these guidelines

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for AmericansExternal
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and ObesityExternal (2013)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Data

Physical Education Cdc-pdf[PDF – 425 KB]
School Health Policies and Programs Study 2012

Physical Activity Cdc-pdf[PDF – 372 KB]
School Health Policies and Programs Study 2012

Trends in the Prevalence of Physical Activity, 1991–2009 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 91 KB]
National Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Physical Education

Strategies to Improve the Quality of Physical Education Cdc-pdf[PDF – 598 KB]
Outlines key strategies for increasing the amount of time that students are engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity while in physical education class.

The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2.6 MB]
Examines the research on the relationship between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance

National Association for Sport and Physical EducationExternal
Physical education standards, position statements, teaching tools, and other resources