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2017 District Level HPEA Results Report

Thursday, November 16, 2017


The District of Columbia is the only state in the nation that conducts a standardized test for health and physical education. In compliance with the DC Healthy Schools Act of 2010, students in grades five, eight, and high school (during the year that a high school student is enrolled in health class) complete the Health and Physical Education Assessment (HPEA) annually to measure student knowledge as it pertains to the DC Health Education Standards and Physical Education Standards. This report is an initial release of the District-level results, and in early 2018, OSSE will also publicly release the following resources and information related to the HPEA to provide further analysis and related guidance:

  • School-level HPEA scores: An Excel file that provides a score summary and participation rate summary for all participating schools as well as a school-level results detailed report
  • How to interpret your school’s results: A guide to assist LEAs, schools, teachers, and parents in contextualizing meaning from their HPEA results. Each school’s HPEA scores are categorized by performance categories, or Tiers
  • How to raise your HPEA scores: A guide to assist educators in identifying challenges related to health and physical education instruction and locating and using tools and resources to help bring up scores in specific domains and grade levels

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