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Standard 7

Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Rationale: Research confirms that practicing health-enhancing behaviors can contribute to a positive quality of life. In addition, many diseases and injuries can be prevented by reducing harmful and risk-taking behaviors. This standard promotes the acceptance of personal responsibility for health and encourages the practice of healthy behaviors.

Performance Indicators*

Pre-K-Grade 2
7.2.1        Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
7.2.2        Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.

Grades 3-5
7.5.1        Identify responsible personal health behaviors.
7.5.2        Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
7.5.3        Demonstrate a variety of behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks.

Grades 6-8
7.8.1        Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.
7.8.2        Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
7.8.3        Demonstrate behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.

Grades 9-12
7.12.1       Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.
7.12.2       Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
7.12.3       Demonstrate a variety of behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.

* The performance indicators articulate specifically what students should know or be able to do in support of each standard by the conclusion of each of the following grade spans: Pre-K–Grade 2; Grade 3–Grade 5; Grade 6–Grade 8; and Grade 9–Grade 12. The performance indicators serve as a blueprint for organizing student assessment.

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