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Testing/Assessments and Learning Standards
April 10, 2018

P-12 NYS Learning Standards for Health Education, Physical Education, and Family & Consumer Sciences

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

Learning Standards for Health Education, Physical Education, and Family & Consumer Sciences are available at the links below:


Health Education, Physical Education and, Family & Consumer Sciences teachers focus on learning activities that foster skills for living and enable students to become competent, confident, and responsible adults and, therefore, enhance the quality of their lives and communities.

Everyday, the youth in New York State are expected to make choices that affect their health and well-being now and in the future. The disciplines of Health Education, Physical Education (Adapted Physical Education), and Family & Consumer Sciences provide a natural foundation for the state standards. Each makes a significant contribution to the education and development of the whole child. Together they embrace a broad range of related skills, concepts and attitudes that prepare students to make these decisions.

Adapted Physical Education is an individualized physical education program of appropriate activities designed for the unique needs of students who may not safely or successfully participate in the regular physical education program. The mission of adapted physical education is to enable all students to sustain lifelong physical activity for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life. Providing adapted physical education services depends on the individual student’s needs.

Health Education plays a vital role in the development of every child. In New York State, the learning standards and guidance document provides our children with the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge to help them become happy, healthy, successful adults and to attain life-long wellness.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Family and Consumer Sciences education in New York State is delivered through a variety of courses designed to promote student attainment of the intermediate and commencement level New York State Learning Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS).”

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