Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP)
The Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP) is a
national consortium with the mission to improve students’ health
literacy through improved health instruction, sponsored by the Council of Chief States School Officers (CCSSO).
One of HEAP's key resources that supports the mission of improving
health literacy is a continually-expanding, 2000+ assessment item bank
aligned to national health education standards. Click here for item bank coverage and development details.
Michigan has aligned the item bank with the Michigan Model for Health
curriculum. Teachers can search the item bank by grade level and
specific unit to develop appropriate classroom assessments. Michigan has
also used the item bank to develop an opt-out test/year-end exam.
Michigan Merit Curriculum-Health Education Competency Assessment
Michigan Merit Curriculum—Health Education Competency Assessment (MMC-HECA)
was developed to provide teachers with a high-quality, fair, and
rigorous end-of-course student assessment, measuring student proficiency
in the state health education guidelines (Michigan Merit Curriculum).
It may also be used as a waiver exam for students requesting to test-out
of health education. Based on the national Health Education Assessment
Project (HEAP), the assessment includes 73 assessment items.
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth
The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an
online, anonymous student survey that assesses risk behaviors, risk
factors, and protective factors of students in grades 7, 9, and 11. The
survey asks students to self-report behaviors and attitudes about
alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence, safety, sexual behavior,
physical activity and nutrition. County level online reports are
available to help communities and schools make data-based decisions and
plan targeted interventions. www.michigan.gov/miphy
Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is
part of a nationwide surveying effort led by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students' health risks and
behaviors in six categories identified as most likely to result in
adverse outcomes. These categories include unintentional injury and
violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors that
contribute to unintended pregnancy or disease, dietary behaviors, and
physical inactivity. State reports are available at www.michigan.gov/yrbs. For national, state, and large city YRBS results, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs