ERIC Number: ED335350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Athletic Eligibility among High Risk Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Grade Students through Parental Awareness and Peer Involvement.
Manning, Derrick C.
This practicum was conducted in a large high school for the purpose of improving grade point averages, attendance, and attitudes of student athletes at high risk with respect to eligibility to play sports. The program contained four basic components: (1) orientation; (2) implementation; (3) monitoring; and (4) evaluation. An orientation was offered to the students, parents, administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors. When the program was implemented, student athletes attended study hall sessions 3 days a week (monitored by coaches) and completed daily homework diaries. Guidance counselors provided specific behavioral strategies to enhance study skills; student athletes were paired with high achieving peers; parents were given surveys to identify specific needs and were asked to sign weekly progress reports; and student athletes were given surveys to confirm the effective aspects of the program. Although most of the student athletes did not achieve the expected objectives of the program, attendance, grades, and peer interaction improved. As a result, this program was recommended as part of the athletic criteria for student athletes throughout the county school system. Five appendixes to the report include samples of: a parent survey, a grade and absence record sheet; a weekly progress report, a post-student athlete survey; and grade and absence results. (LL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Athletes
Note: M.S. Practicum Paper, Nova University.