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Healthy Schools Program Evaluation, 2006-2014 [electronic resource]

Audrey Block, Margaret Beam
Format
Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2013
Edition
2017-08-17
Series
ICPSR
ICPSR (Series)
Access Restriction
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public.
Abstract

These data were collected as part of the evaluation of the Healthy School Program (HSP), a program that provides support to elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States as they work to create healthy school environments that promote physical activity and healthy eating for students and staff. HSP was created in 2006 by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The HSP evaluation addressed both process and impact outcomes:

  1. Is the HSP technical assistance and training model effective in increasing the implementation of policies and programs that promote and provide access to healthier foods and more physical activity before, during and after school?

  2. Are there distinctive or common school-level characteristics that hasten or hinder school-level implementation of policies and programs that promote and provide access to healthy foods and physical activity in the school setting in HSP schools?

  3. Does participation in HSP contribute to an increase in healthy eating behaviors and physical activity participation among students? Does participation in HSP contribute to a decrease in body mass index (BMI) among students?

  4. The evaluation used a mixed-method design incorporating both quantitative and qualitative components. The quantitative component of the evaluation was a longitudinal design that measured student changes in eating and physical activity behaviors and BMI and schools' implementation of policies and practices promoted by HSP. For the qualitative component the evaluation team conducted site visits in a sample of HSP schools.

    Nine data files constitute this data collection:

    1. HSP Participation and Inventory Data File, 2006-2011 (originally called the Inventory Data File)

    2. Pilot Student Survey Data File

    3. Pilot Student Height and Weight Measurements Data File

    4. Survey of Students in Boston and Miami-Dade Public Schools Data File

    5. HSP Participation and Inventory Data File, 2006-2014

    6. Arizona, Prince George's County and Nevada Healthy Schools Youth Survey Data File

    7. Arizona and Prince George's County Youth Height and Weight Measurements Data File

    8. Arizona Academic Achievement Data File

    9. Prince George's County School Wellness Coordinator Survey Data File

    10. Dataset 1 contains data on school characteristics, HSP engagement indicators, baseline and follow-up responses to the Healthy Schools Inventory, and indices derived from the Inventory for all HSP schools as of August 2011. The Inventory collected information about each school's adherence to the Healthy Schools Program Framework, a set of best practice guidelines that promote physical activity and healthy eating among students and staff.

      Datasets 2, 4 and 6 contain data from baseline and follow-up administrations of the Healthy Schools Youth Survey questionnaire in three samples of HSP schools: students in grades 5-12 in the initial pilot cohort of HSP schools; students in grades 5, 8 and 10 in the 2007-2008 cohort of HSP schools in Boston, Massachusetts and Miami-Dade County, Florida; and students in grades 5, 8 and 10 or 11 in HSP schools in Arizona, Nevada and Prince George's County, Maryland. Topics covered by the Healthy Schools Youth Survey questionnaire include eating and physical activity habits, attitudes about healthy eating and physical activity, health knowledge, and school food environments.

      Datasets 3 and 7 contain baseline and follow-up height and weight measurements and derived BMIs, the former for students in grades 4-12 in schools sampled by the Pilot Student Survey and the latter for students in grades 5, 8, and 10 in Arizona and grades 1-12 in Prince George's County in schools sampled by the Arizona, Prince George's County and Nevada Healthy Schools Youth Survey.

      Dataset 5 is an update to Dataset 1. Like Dataset 1 it contains data on HSP participation and engagement and school characteristics. Dataset 5 covers 8,500 schools that participated in HSP through fall 2014. It includes 4,028 of the 4,542 schools in Dataset 1.

      Dataset 8 contains average math, reading and language scores for grades in HSP and comparable non-HSP schools in Arizona. Every record in the data file represents a grade (one or more of the grades 2-9) within a school (150 schools) for a given school year (up to seven years 2007-2008 to 2013-2014).

      Dataset 9 contains data from a survey of HSP school coordinators in Prince Georges County. The coordinators were interviewed about the implementation of HSP in their schools.

      ICPSR did not receive the site visit data.


Contents
  • HSP Participation and Inventory Data File, 2006-2011
  • Pilot Student Survey Data File
  • Pilot Student Height and Weight Measurements Data File
  • Survey of Students in Boston and Miami-Dade Public Schools Data File
  • HSP Participation and Inventory Data File, 2006-2014
  • Arizona, Prince George's County and Nevada Healthy Schools Youth Survey Data File
  • Arizona and Prince George's County Youth Height and Weight Measurements Data File
  • Arizona Academic Achievement Data File
  • Prince George's County School Wellness Coordinator Survey Data File
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Mode of access: Intranet.
Notes
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2017-08-18.
Series Statement
ICPSR 33541
ICPSR (Series) 33541
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