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List of Benchmarks for Health

Standard 7.Knows how to maintain and promote personal health
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Performs personal hygiene skills independently (e.g., uses toilet, brushes teeth, washes hands, blows nose)
   2. Dresses self appropriately (e.g., puts on coat and hat, laces shoes)
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Knows basic personal hygiene habits required to maintain health (e.g., caring for teeth, gums, eyes, ears, nose, skin, hair, nails)
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Understands the influence of rest, food choices, exercise, sleep, and recreation on a person's well-being
   2. Knows common health problems that should be detected and treated early
   3. Knows behaviors that are safe, risky, or harmful to self and others
   4. Sets a personal health goal and makes progress toward its achievement
   5. Knows that making health-related decisions and setting health goals sometimes requires asking for assistance
   6. Knows the basic structure and functions of the human body systems (e.g., how they are interrelated; how they function to fight disease)
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Knows personal health strengths and risks (e.g., results of a personal health assessment)
   2. Knows how positive health practices and appropriate health care can help to reduce health risks (e.g., good personal hygiene, health screenings, self-examinations)
   3. Knows strategies and skills that are used to attain personal health goals (e.g., maintaining an exercise program, making healthy food choices)
   4. Understands how changing information, abilities, priorities, and responsibilities influence personal health goal
   5. Knows how health is influenced by the interaction of body systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Knows how personal behaviors relate to health and well-being and how these behaviors can be modified if necessary to promote achievement of health goals throughout life (e.g., following a personal nutrition plan to reduce the risk of disease, periodically self-assessing physical fitness)
   2. Understands the short- and long-term consequences of safe, risky, and harmful behaviors
   3. Understands how personal health needs change during the life cycle
   4. Understands the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems