School Health Index in the Wellness Priority
SCHOOL HEALTH INDEX EVALUATION (SHI) - Required by Act 1220
Prior to the development of the School Wellness Priority as part of the Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Plan, school personnel will complete an analysis and review of the School Health Index Evaluation (SHI) for the school environment campus as a basis for determining the goals and priorities for ACSIP. With this set of performance indicators schools can address areas of weakness and strengths in the plan.
a. SHI Evaluation Requirement began in SY 2005-06 with the ADE Regulations known as the Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards in Arkansas Public Schools, effective 9/19/2005.
b. These SHI evaluation results will be used to compare the district standards to the ADE Physical Education and Health Curriculum Frameworks. The district Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee will provide a copy of the SHI results to each principal to be included in the individual school improvement plan or ACSIP Wellness Priority.
c. There should be at least two years of annual SHI school evaluations for a comparison of progress reflected in ACSIP for 2007-08.
d. For the school staff SHI training contact the ADE Coordinated School Health Services. For copies of the most current Elementary and/or Middle School/High School Assessment Guide see website link: