Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)


Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)


The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) can assist personnel in State and regional education agencies, school districts, and schools to assess how closely their written curricula (locally developed or commercially prepared) align with national standards, guidelines, and best practices for high-quality physical education programs.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Instructions
  • Preliminary curriculum considerations
    • Curriculum description
    • Accuracy analysis
    • Acceptability analysis
    • Feasibility analysis
    • Affordability analysis
  • Content and student assessment analyses
    • Grades K-2
    • Grades 3-5
    • Grades 6-8
    • Grades 9-12
    • Overall PECAT scorecard
    • PECAT multiple curricula comparison scorecards
  • Curriculum improvement plan
    • Curriculum improvement plan worksheet


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: August 2006
Last Updated: 05/19/08

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