ERIC Number: ED310106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Student Athletes. Information on Their Academic Performance. Fact sheet for the Chairman, Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This report provides information concerning academic performance and other issues related to student athletes in college. Proposed legislation would require postsecondary schools receiving federal assistance and offering athletic scholarships to report certain kinds of data annually, and the availability of such data is one of the topics discussed in this report. In addition, a summary is presented of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) policies on: (1) recruiting student athletes; (2) athletic eligibility; (3) academic progress; and (5) drug testing. Finally, statistics are presented on an NCAA comparison of Division I member schools' graduation rates for student athletes with their entire student bodies. Detailed statistical information is presented on tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.