School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
The School Health Policies and Practices Study* (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.
SHPPS was designed to answer the following questions:
- What are the characteristics of each component of school health at the state and district level?
- Are there persons responsible for coordinating each school health program component, and what are their qualifications and educational backgrounds?
- What collaboration occurs among staff from each school health program component and with staff from outside agencies and organizations?
- How have key policies and practices changed over time?
The most recent results available are from state- and district-level data collected during 2012. In 2014, SHPPS collected school- and classroom-level data using 9 questionnaires. Results from SHPPS 2014 will be available in the summer of 2015.
*Formerly known as the School Health Policies and Programs Study.