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From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:
At this school, in which grades do students receive required instruction in physical education? [MARK ALL THAT APPLY]
ANSWER (THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS) FOR EACH GRADE ABOVE.
How many weeks during the school year are _____ graders scheduled to take physical education?
On average, how many days per week are the _____ graders scheduled to take physical education?
On average, how many minutes is each session of physical education scheduled to last?
How many weeks is the course scheduled to last?
On average, how many days per week is the course scheduled to meet?
On average, how many minutes is each class period scheduled to last?
Starting with the 2012 survey, the name of the SHPPS survey was changed from the School Health Policies and Programs Study to the School Health Policies and Practices Study.
Daily physical education (PE) was defined as PE that occurred for at least 36 weeks (i.e., a typical school year) per school year for at least 150 minutes per week in elementary schools and for at least 225 minutes per week in middle and junior high schools, and senior high schools.
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