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ERIC Number: ED261613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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An Investigation of Information Concerning the Measurement of Academic Preparation of Iowa Student-Athletes Receiving Athletic Scholarships in the Fall of 1984.
de Lacey, Robert J., Jr.
The question of whether a new eligibility ruling will prevent 78 student-athletes in Iowa from receiving athletic scholarships was assessed. Four surveys of Iowa high school principals evaluated the effect of eligibility rules based on grade point averages (GPA), standardized test scores, and high school core curriculum requirements. Attention was focused on how many male and female athletes would not have received athletic scholarship aid if the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruling, Bylaw 5-1-(j), was in effect in 1984. The criteria were: scoring 15 or better on the American College Testing (ACT) program examination or 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); attaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; successfully completing a minimum of 3 years of English, 2 years of science, 2 years of social studies, 2 years of math, and 11 high school college preparatory courses. It was found that some males but no females would have been denied athletic scholarships because of their grade point averages and ACT or SAT scores. Both females and males would have been denied scholarships based on the courses they did not successfully complete. All of the athletes would have been eligible for scholarships based on the number of college preparation courses they completed. Findings for the questionnaire items are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa