Want to see CLASS in action? Check out our CLASS Briefs and related articles highlighting examples of how researchers, policymakers, and the educational community use CLASS policy data to inform public policy and examine the relationship it has on student behavioral and school environment outcomes.
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“CLASS Briefs” are high-level summaries of published articles that illustrate how CLASS has been used.
CLASS Brief, March 2020
Reports that strong state PE time requirement laws increased the likelihood of both male and female students engaging in physical activity or playing sports during PE.
CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 3
Reports that children of lower socioeconomic status who lived in states with either strong physical education laws or sufficient neighborhood amenities for physical activity were less likely to be obese.
CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 2
Reports that strong laws are protective against overweight and obesity in adolescents.
CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 1
Documents the positive association between strong state law and physical education in U.S. schools.
Implementing Strategies to Enhance Public Health Surveillance of Physical Activity in the United States
Evaluating obesity prevention efforts: A plan for measuring progress
Educating the student body: Taking physical activity and physical education to school
We want to hear about how you’re using CLASS data to enhance efforts to address childhood obesity and improve school PE and nutrition programs. In particular, we want to hear how researchers are using CLASS to evaluate school health policy’s impact on behavior and health outcomes; how state officials are monitoring their state’s efforts to improve PE and nutrition and compare their progress against that of other states; and how school systems are using the data to examine current trends in PE and nutrition policies and to stay up-to-date on current standards, requirements, and policies in their state.
Please contact CLASS to submit your examples: firstname.lastname@example.org