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ERIC Number: EJ1170014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
An Examination of Physical Education Data Sources and Collection Procedures during a Federally Funded Grant
Dauenhauer, Brian D.; Keating, Xiaofen D.; Lambdin, Dolly
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v37 n1 p46-58 Jan 2018
Purpose: This study aimed to conduct an in-depth investigation into physical education data sources and collection procedures in a district that was awarded a Physical Education Program (PEP) grant. Method: A qualitative, multi-site case study was conducted in which a single school district was the overarching case and eight schools served as embedded cases. Results: Findings indicated that physical education teachers collected substantial amounts of data related to physical activity, fitness, and nutritional behaviors as required by the PEP grant. Data related to other physical education standards, but not required by the grant, were not collected. Evidence indicated that the data collection/management process was time-consuming and teachers had concerns over data quality. Conclusion: Federal grant requirements have substantial influence on the types of data collected in physical education and should be reviewed to ensure alignment with standards and best practices in the field. Effective strategies are needed to reduce the amount of time teachers spend on data collection and to ensure data quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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