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Passport for Life Objectives

The Passport for Life assessments were developed as a teaching tool to enhance student physical literacy.

Passport for Life is intended to be a motivating and efficient way to provide valuable information and feedback to students, teachers and parents about the progress and attainment of physical literacy. Students’ results are reported within target ranges rather than on the basis of age-related performance norms for the pursuit of an award or for a grade. 

This approach will better enable students to develop:

  • an awareness of what it means and why it is important to develop physical literacy and make healthy lifestyle choices;
  • an awareness of their own active participation and living, fitness and movement skills; and
  • an ability to set and meet individualized goals on enhancing their physical literacy levels.

A secondary goal is to gather data over time that will serve to inform the public, teachers and other stakeholders about the general level of physical literacy among children and youth.
The overall goal of Passport for Life is the creation of resources and tools as part of a national “Physical Literacy Achievement Program” to assist teachers to assess levels of physical literacy among K–12 students as a means to improve student learning. Students receive their results of several assessments (including self-assessments) representing scores in four components of physical literacy. These results can be used to set new lifestyle goals for improved physical literacy.