Physical Activity assessments are numerous and needed to indicate the effectiveness of interventions or programs. The list below was originally compiled for Physical Education for Progress Grants. Select from the list below when measuring physical activity program interventions.
The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It’s easy to use and completely confidential. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.htm
Download the entire SHI
SOPLAY: System for Observing Play and Leisure Activity in Youth
SOPLAY is a validated tool for directly observing physical activity and associated environmental characteristics in free play settings (e.g., recess and lunch at school). SOPLAY provides objective data on the number of participants and their physical activity levels during play and leisure opportunities in targeted areas. Separate scans are made for males and females, and simultaneous entries for contextual characteristics of areas including their accessibility, usability, and whether or not supervision, organized activities, and equipment are provided. The predominant type of activity engaged in by area users is also recorded (e.g., basketball, dance).
- DOWNLOAD “SOPLAY Observation Form” PDF (0.01 MB) Tools and Measures
- DOWNLOAD “SOPLAY Protocols” PDF (0.03 MB) Tools and Measures
- DOWNLOAD “SOPARC-SOPLAY Mapping Strategies” PDF (0.01 MB) Tools and Measures
- DOWNLOAD “SOPARC-SOPLAY Trainers” PDF (0.01 MB) Tools and Measures
CDC 2014 School Health Index http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.htm
§ The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/
§ USDA HealthierUS School Challenge http://www.fns.usda.gov/hussc/healthierus-school-challenge-smarter-lunchrooms
§ CDC Health and Academic Achievement http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/index.htm
§ CDC School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity http://webdev.nccd.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/npao/strategies.htm
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVALUATION HANDBOOK
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Recognition of the importance of physical activity has reached a new height in America. In fact, physical activity was recently named as one of the 10 leading health indicators in Healthy People 2010.1 Consequently, the imperative to evaluate our physical activity programs is greater than ever.
Fact Sheet for Health Professionals on
Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents
The physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 focuses on three types of activity: aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening. Each type has important health benefits. This documents provides targets to aim for in your data gathering process.
|Author:||U. S. Department of Health and Human Services - CDC|
|Date:||December 10, 2015|
PA Resource Center for Public Health
This project was sponsored by funding from the United States Air Force administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.
Check out the PA Assessment Section of this website for assessment tools.
Since the original publication of the MSSE supplement, the demand for current physical activity assessment and intervention information has increased due to overwhelming growth in the area of physical activity and lifestyle intervention efforts. Thus the birth of the Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health (PARC-PH).
The PARC-PH was developed in order to satisfy the need for a comprehensive center that can provide up–to-date physical activity and, more recently physical function, assessment and intervention information as well as guidance to interested researchers and community members. It is our mission to support you in your physical activity, physical function, and lifestyle promotion efforts whether as part of a research or community intervention.
Active Living Research- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PASS is a free, user-friendly, web-based, 8-item tool that assesses and increases awareness of evidence-based physical activity practices at elementary schools.
More information on this resource can be found here: http://activelivingresearch.org/physical-activity-school-score-pass
PASS increases awareness of evidence-based PA practices (e.g., PE, recess, activity breaks, active transport). We reviewed evidence-based literature, created PASS, revised it on reviews of teachers and administrators, and developed an on-line version.
|Author:||Active Living Research- McKensie and|
|Date:||December 10, 2015|