ERIC Number: ED357026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Achievement in School through Sports: Second-Year Impact Study.
American Sports Inst., Mill Valley, CA.
Promoting Achievement in School through Sports (PASS) is an academic high school curriculum developed by the American Sports Institute for students who love sports but are not performing up to their academic potential. The program seeks to demonstrate that PASS is an effective intervention for promoting academic achievement and school success. During the 1991-92 school year, the PASS student curriculum was presented to 21 students in two schools. PASS students at both schools were matched with a control group. In the spring of 1991, grades for all subject areas (including physical education) and demographic information were collected for the control group; the same was done for PASS students prior to participation in the class. Grades were collected again for spring l992 after PASS students had completed a year of the program and the controls had completed a standard academic year. Results (displayed in seven charts) confirm that PASS improves academic performance as measured by overall GPA; provide evidence that PASS is achieving its goals to improve grades, behavior, self-esteem, and appreciation for learning; and support the premise that in order to improve academic performance for students involved in athletics, there needs to be an increased emphasis on the practice of sports. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sports Inst., Mill Valley, CA.