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Physical Education and Recess State Policy Classification System Data and Codebook

Description of Data Set: The Physical Education and Recess State Policy Classification System (PERSPCS) data set includes five primary topics. With the exception of recess time, policies for each topic are classified according to grade level requirements at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. A series of dichotomous tracking variables that might potentially enhance or inhibit implementation or impact of the individual policy provisions are also coded for the time requirement, staffing, and assessment-related variables.

Data file formats: Microsoft Excel 97 and greater and SPSS
PERSPCS 2003-2007 Data File (xls)
PERSPCS 2003-2007 Data File (sav)

Data File Reference Date: State laws effective as of December 31, 2003 through December 31, 2007 (baseline data).

Data File Code Book (pdf)

Last Updated: February 14, 2012

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