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While PE Instruction Time Has Decreased, Officials Said School
Sports Opportunities Have Generally Increased 7
Schools Cited Resource Challenges to Providing PE and Sports
Opportunities but Have Mitigated Some of Them 14
Concluding Observations 18
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation 18
Appendix I Estimated Percentage of All Middle and High Schools That Offered
Interscholastic Sports in 2006, by School Level 20
Appendix II GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 21
Figure 1: Estimated Percentage of Schools Offering PE Daily or at
Least 3 Days per Week, in 2000 and 2006 8
Figure 2: Estimated Percentage of Schools That Required Some PE,
by Grade and Year 9
Figure 3: Estimated Percentage of High School Students Who
Attend PE Daily or at Least Once Per Week, by Grade
GAO-12-350 K-12 Education
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United States. Government Accountability Office. K-12 Education: School-Based Physical Education and Sports Programs, report, February 29, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300599/m1/3/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.