ERIC Number: ED331932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the C-Average Policy. 1987-1990. (Revised).
Student participation in athletics and other extracurricular activities has declined following the implementation of the C-Average Policy in Washington (District of Columbia) junior and senior high schools. However, few students and advisors attributed the lack of participation to the policy, particularly at the senior high school level. Intended to emphasize the importance of academic achievement, the policy requires students in grades 9-12 who participate in extracurricular and cocurricular activities to have a C-average (2.0 cumulative grade point average) in subjects earning Carnegie credit. The following findings are presented: (1) the policy is more stringent than that of comparable school systems and is opposed by national and local school athletic associations; (2) in most schools, only tutoring of athletic team members during the season of play is emphasized; and (3) work and lack of student interest also have contributed to the decline in participation in athletics in recent years. Recommendations include lowering the required grade-point average and placing equal emphasis on attendance and behavior. Statistical data are presented in four tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.