Health and Physical Education Support Materials
Assessment Principle 1
Assessment should be an integral part of Teaching and Learning
Health Education snapshot: Making informed decisions
Health and Physical Education/Health Education/Personal, social and community health/Being healthy, safe and active
Skills and strategies to promote physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing in various situations such as:
Nature of the assessment
Pre-assessment to determine prior knowledge
Purposes of the assessment
To assess students’ ability to interpret food labels and make informed choices about the nutritional value of various foods
Stage in the Teaching sequence
At the start of a lesson – formative assessment
Students were given three food labels to analyse. They had to identify and explain which label represented the healthiest option.
The students wrote their answers on index cards which the teacher collected.
Using the information
The teacher used the students’ responses to evaluate their knowledge about how to use the information on food labels to make informed choices about nutrition. Following this the teacher made adjustments to the teaching program.