Vital Research, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm with over 35 years of experience and expertise implementing research and evaluation projects, is working with Sports For Learning on the design and validation of a survey tool to measure outcomes and impact for its STEM+ athletics programming. Janet Lee and Andrea Nee, Senior Associates at Vital Research, who each have over 10
From the National Academies Press: Many claims are made about the benefits to students’ learning and thinking of integrating education across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In this chapter we explore the evidence relevant to whether and how integrated approaches to STEM education support a range of outcomes within and across the disciplines. The full range of outcomes was
When children and adolescents participate in the recommended level of physical activity—at least 60 minutes daily—multiple health bene ts accrue. Most youth, however, do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity. Schools provide a unique venue for youth to meet the activity recommendations, as they serve nearly 56 million youth. At the same time, schools face increasing challenges in
In schools across the United States, physical education has been substantially reduced— and in some cases completely eliminated—in response to budget concerns and pressures to improve academic test scores. Yet the available evidence shows that children who are physically active and t tend to perform better in the classroom and that daily physical education does not adversely affect academic performance.