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Assessment

Kentucky Core Content Addressed:
PL-EP-1.1.7: Students will identify strategies and good hygiene practices that promote good health and prevent diseases.


Lower Primary Prompt

Jeremy wants to keep his teeth healthy.

  1. Draw three things Jeremy can do to keep his teeth healthy.
  2. Label each picture.

Scoring Guide

  1. Student draws three things a person can do to ensure dental health. They may include three of the following: brushing teeth, flossing teeth, eating nutritious foods, visiting the dentist for regular checkups, or using a mouthguard when necessary. Student correctly labels each item.
  2. Student draws two things a person can do to ensure dental health and labels them correctly, or draws three things a person can do to ensure dental health and labels only two correctly.
  3. Student draws only two things a person can do to ensure dental health and labels only one correctly.
  4. Student draws one thing a person can do to ensure dental health.

Upper Primary Prompt

Jeremy wants to keep his teeth healthy.

  1. List three things Jeremy can do to keep his teeth healthy.
  2. Explain why each is important in tooth health.

Scoring Guide

  1. Student lists three things a person can do to ensure dental health. They may include three of the following: brushing teeth, flossing teeth, eating nutritious foods, visiting the dentist for regular checkups, or using a mouthguard when necessary. Student explains fully the importance of each of the three items on his or her list: Brushing keeps teeth healthy by removing plaque. Germs on your teeth make acid and plaque. The acids can make holes (cavities) in the enamel of your teeth. Flossing removes food particles from between your teeth. Again, germs eat the food particles and make acid that can damage teeth. Eating nutritious foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and green vegetables gives your teeth calcium, a mineral that keeps teeth strong. Sugar causes germs in your mouth to multiply and make more acids, which damage teeth. During a visit to the dentist, your teeth will be cleaned (plaque removed) and any necessary repairs made to cavities. When playing sports that may injure your mouth, you should use a mouthguard to protect your teeth from breaking or chipping.
  2. Student lists three things a person can do to ensure dental health and correctly explains only two.
  3. Student lists and correctly explains only two things a person can do to ensure dental health.
  4. Student lists two things a person can do to ensure dental health, with limited or no explanation of their importance to tooth health.

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