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The effects of a 2-year health-related school physical education program on standardized academic achievement scores was assessed in 759 children who completed Metropolitan Achievement Tests before and after the program. Schools were randomly assigned to condition: (a) Specialists taught the Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids curriculum; (b)(More)
PURPOSE School physical education (PE) is highly recommended as a means of promoting physical activity, and randomized studies of health-related PE interventions in middle schools have not been reported. We developed, implemented, and assessed an intervention to increase physical activity during middle-school PE classes. METHODS Twenty-four middle schools(More)
Dissemination and sustainability of evidence-based physical education programs (PE) has been studied rarely. The sustainability of a health-related PE program (SPARK) was independently evaluated in 111 elementary schools in 7 states. Surveys were mailed to schools that had received SPARK curriculum books, training and follow-up (response rate = 47%). Up to(More)
BACKGROUND PE2GO is a self-contained physical education (PE) program that provides classroom teachers with the tools they need to lead developmentally appropriate PE lessons. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the PE2GO pilot programs in 6 school districts across the United States. METHODS We used paper and pencil surveys at pre intervention (n =(More)
The effectS' of a 2.,.ear health-related school physical education program on standardized academic achievement scores was assessed in 759 childn-n who completed Metropolitan Achievement TestS' befare and after the program. Schools wen'randomly assigned to condition: (a) Speciali5tS' taught the Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids cumculum; (b)(More)
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