About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of states that require elementary schools to provide students with regularly scheduled recess
From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:
Does your state require or recommend that elementary schools provide students with regularly scheduled recess?
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.
States are counted as requiring an appropriate amount of recess time if the response to the Numerator question is “require”.