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PA-6.2 Data Details

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PA-6.2 Increase the proportion of school districts that require regularly scheduled elementary school recess

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): 
57.1 (2006)
Target: 
62.8
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of districts that require elementary schools to provide students with regularly scheduled recess

Denominator: 

Number of districts (538)

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Does your district require or recommend that elementary schools provide students with regularly scheduled recess?

    1. Require
    2. Recommend
    3. Neither
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.

    Districts are counted as requiring an appropriate amount of recess time if the response to the Numerator question is “require”.