Evaluation of school start times
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Child Trends is working with the Children’s National Health System, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Temple University, to conduct a multi-phase, multi-year evaluation of the impact of school start time changes in a diverse suburban school district. The current project focuses on collecting baseline survey data from students in grades 7 to 12, as well as their parents. Sleep actigraphy and daily diaries are also being collected from a random subsample of the participants. Potential outcomes include changes in sleep duration and quality, BMI, depression, academic achievement, and school climate.