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PA-4.3 Data Details

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PA-4.3 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private senior high schools that require daily physical education for all students

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
School Health Policies and Practices Study
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
2.1 (2006)
Target: 
2.3
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of public and private senior high schools for which physical education (PE) occurred for at least 36 weeks (i e , a typical school year) per school year for at least 225 minutes per week

Denominator: 

Number of public and private senior high schools

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    At this school, in which grades do students receive required instruction in physical education? [MARK ALL THAT APPLY]

    1. K
    2. 1st
    3. 2nd
    4. 3rd
    5. 4th
    6. 5th
    7. 6th
    8. 7th
    9. 8th
    10. 9th
    11. 10th
    12. 11th
    13. 12th

    ANSWER (THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS) FOR EACH GRADE ABOVE.

    How many weeks during the school year are _____ graders scheduled to take physical education?

    _____ Weeks

    On average, how many days per week are the _____ graders scheduled to take physical education?

    1. 1 Day
    2. 2 Days
    3. 3 Days
    4. 4 Days
    5. 5 Days
    6. 0 Days one week, 1 day the next week
    7. 1 Day one week, 2 days the next week
    8. 2 Days one week, 3 days the next week
    9. 3 Days one week, 4 days the next week
    10. 4 Days one week, 5 days the next week
    11. Other

    On average, how many minutes is each session of physical education scheduled to last?

    _____ Minutes

    How many weeks is the course scheduled to last?

    _____ Weeks

    On average, how many days per week is the course scheduled to meet?

    1. 1 Day
    2. 2 Days
    3. 3 Days
    4. 4 Days
    5. 5 Days
    6. 0 Days one week, 1 day the next week
    7. 1 Day one week, 2 days the next week
    8. 2 Days one week, 3 days the next week
    9. 3 Days one week, 4 days the next week
    10. 4 Days one week, 5 days the next week
    11. Other

    On average, how many minutes is each class period scheduled to last?

    _____ Minutes

Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    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.