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Nancy Hudson CCSSO HEAP Coordinator 202-336-7008 [email protected] Expanding the Reach of HEAP Demonstration of

Jan 16, 2016



  • Nancy HudsonCCSSO HEAP [email protected]/heap

    Expanding the Reach of HEAPDemonstration of the HEAPs Web-based SystemJanuary 28, 2010

  • Nancy Hudson, CCSSOSCASS HEAP [email protected]

    Sara Moshman, Metalogic, Inc.HEAP Web-based [email protected]

    Tami Benham DealHEAP Member/University [email protected]

    Contact Information

  • Provide a quick overview of the HEAP

    Through exploring the technologies used by the HEAP to advance its work: expand the reach of HEAP to better coordinate pre-service and in-service programs in standards-based health education and assessment. Determine interest in helping HEAP develop and fund a research agenda to show impact in HEAPs efforts to improve teaching and learning in school health education and student health literacy

    Help us explore different fiscal models for HEAP to help the collaborative grow and be more inclusive.

    Answer questions/Next StepsWebinar Objectives

  • CCSSO Council of Chief State School OfficersSCASS State Collaborative on Assessment and Student StandardsHEAP Health Education Assessment ProjectImportant Acronyms

  • Goals of Public Health and Public Education

  • Collaborative of states and large education agencies. Members pay a yearly membership fee to join ($15,000)

    Focus of this project is to:modify the way teachers teach adopt skills-based standards-based instructional practicesfoster student acquisition of skills that lead to health literacy

    Goal is to provide products, services, and networking to members to build their capacity to: develop effective state training structuresdocument implementation improve health, assessment & technology literacy of members, educators, studentsHealth Education Assessment Project

  • ArkansasCaliforniaDC Charter & Public SchoolsDoDEAFloridaHawaiiKansasKentuckyIdahoMaryland Michigan

    MinnesotaMississippiNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia School DistrictSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTexasVermontWisconsinWyoming

    22 Members of HEAP 09-10

  • Steering Committee Meets before and after face-to-face HEAP meetings, have own listserv, have periodic business meetings by web-ex, help develop the HEAP meeting agendaHealth and Reading CommitteeMeet during HEAP face-to-face meetings, meet by web-ex monthly or more, work on the book templates.Item Development CommitteeMeet during HEAP face-to-face meetings, meet by web-ex monthly or more, work on the cognitive complexity sets, and new item development

    HEAP Committees 09-10

  • Health literacy is the capacity of an individual to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services, and the competence to use such information and services in ways which are health-enhancing. Joint Committee on Health Education Standards (1995)HEALTH LITERACY

  • HEAP ProductsHEAP PD Resources can be purchased through ToucanEd, Inc.

  • The HEAP Web-based TechnologyMetaCat technology developed by MetaLogic, Inc. HEAP website:

    1. Searchable Bank of over 2000 Assessment Items (E, MS, HS, 4 types of items) providing teachers the ability to: Search, view, select and download items, Easily administer online testing of students, if desired, andObtain test results data in real-time to inform instruction2. Distance Learning CourseSix PD Modules that can be adapted by members3. Item Development Tool Collaborative item development with edit history4.Cognitive Complexity SetsPD tool to help members and trained teachers to produce more cognitively complex assessments 5.Health and Reading Component Health related books, discussion questions, assessments teacher resources, aligned with Lexile levels6. Media/Documents LibrariesHouses media objects for assessment development/documents for training

  • Questions to ClarifyQuestions this Information PromptedNext Steps

    The Council of Chief State School Officers, or CCSSO is the organization that houses the Health Education Assessment Project, or HEAP. HEAP is part of an initiative, established by CCSSO called the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards, or SCASS.

    CCSSO is the professional organization for the chief superintendents of schools.

    It is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who head departments of education in the states, District of Columbia, Dept of Defense, and five U.S. jurisdictions.

    CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance to its members on major education issues. A key resource made available to the HEAP members is the assessment item bank. I want to tell you a bit more about them.

    The HEAP has developed an assessment bank of approximately 2000 assessment items that, as I said before, are align with the National Health Education Standards. They also address the six CDC risk behaviors tobacco use, dietary patterns that contribute to disease, sedentary lifestyle, sexual behaviors that result in HIV infections, STDs and unintended pregnancy, alcohol and other drug use, and behaviors that result in intentional and unintentional injury.

    The project has also developed items in the areas of mental health, personal and consumer health, and community and environmental health.