Title

The Effects of Extra Recess on 4th Grade Elementary School Children’s Academic Achievement

Date

5-28-2015 1:15 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Siobhan Maty

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Elementary school classes have gotten longer and physical activity time, by physical education (P.E) or recess, has gotten shorter. These schools are increasing sit-down-classroom times in order to improve state testing scores, but is it really helping? This presentation provides background information on the topic and describes our proposed study that will use an experimental design to investigate how recess affects a child's academic achievement among public elementary school students in Oregon. The intervention group will receive extra recess time and the control group will get normal recess time. Results will provide statewide school comparisons and identify urban/rural differences.

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May 28th, 1:15 PM May 28th, 1:30 PM

The Effects of Extra Recess on 4th Grade Elementary School Children’s Academic Achievement

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Elementary school classes have gotten longer and physical activity time, by physical education (P.E) or recess, has gotten shorter. These schools are increasing sit-down-classroom times in order to improve state testing scores, but is it really helping? This presentation provides background information on the topic and describes our proposed study that will use an experimental design to investigate how recess affects a child's academic achievement among public elementary school students in Oregon. The intervention group will receive extra recess time and the control group will get normal recess time. Results will provide statewide school comparisons and identify urban/rural differences.