How to Complete an Assessment

We offer different assessments for schools, districts, and out-of-school time sites.


How do I find the Assessment?

Once you have logged in to the Action Center and joined a school or district, you’ll be able to see the link for that school or district’s Assessment.  

On your Dashboard, each organization you have joined will have a link to the Assessment.

Once you’re viewing an organization, you can access your Assessment via a link in the left side bar or a link in the Overview box.

How do I start or update an Assessment?

You can click on any Topic to get started.

Once you select a Topic, you will see the list of criteria for that topic.

Next, click on the criteria to select your answer.

You will then see the question detail page where you will select the appropriate response. Be sure to click Save or Save & Next to move on to the next question. Check out the helpful links and information related to the question, located to the right of the question.

If you would like to print or download your Assessment, go to your Dashboard and click on View under the REPORT column.


How do I find the District Assessment?

Once you have logged in to the Action Center and joined the district, you’ll be able to see the link to the your District Assessments.

Note: In order to complete the District Assessment, you must be a District Team Member. Click here for instructions on becoming a District Team Member.

Our Assessments

Healthy Schools Assessment

The Healthy Schools Program Assessment is a version of the School Health Index that addresses the health topics in the Healthy Schools Program Framework of Best Practices: Policy & Environment, Nutrition Services, Smart Snacks, Health & Physical Education, Physical Activity, and Employee Wellness. For more information, please view our Healthy Schools Assessment Guide

The CDC retains the full comprehensive School Health Index at, addressing seven health topics: physical activity and physical education, nutrition, tobacco use prevention, alcohol and other drug use prevention, chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma and food allergies), unintentional injury and violence prevention (safety), and sexual health. 

Healthy Districts Assessment

The Healthy Districts Assessment allows district leaders to provide a suggested response to their schools for some of the criteria on the Healthy Schools Assessment. For more information, click here to download the District Assessment Guide.

RISE Index

The RISE Index is a tool to help schools assess, prioritize, and plan key activities that promote the social-emotional health of staff and students. The RISE Index supports schools in increasing staff job satisfaction, including reducing staff stress, improving safety, connectedness, and relationships among students and staff, boosting student and staff social-emotional learning, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of mental health support systems. For more information, please view our RISE Index Guide

RISE Index: District Edition

The RISE Index: District Edition supports the well-being of district-level staff and enables districts to focus their efforts on supporting school-level social-emotional health policies and practices, in collaboration with other key stakeholders. For more information, please view our RISE Index: District Edition Guide.

Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment

The Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Assessment can help identify your site’s health priorities and highlight areas for improvement, using the National AfterSchool Association’s Healthy Eating And Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards. For more information, please view the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment Guide. There is also a Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Assessment for overseeing organizations. This Assessment allows out-of-school time leaders the opportunity to provide suggested responses to their sites for some of the criteria on the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Assessment.

Helpful Information regarding the Assessment…
  • You can work on your Assessments at your own pace, be sure to save any work before logging off.
  • To view the latest on who and when your Assessment was updated, click on your Dashboard and then click on the link to your Assessment.
  • Only School Team Members can view and/or update the Assessment.
  • Only District Team Members can view and/or update the District Assessment.
  • You can download a copy of the Healthy Schools Program Assessment Guide for offline use.

If you have any questions about the Assessment, please contact our Member Engagement & Support Team.