ERIC Number: ED401241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Achievement in School through Sport. Four-Year Impact Study and Summary Report Covering Data from 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, and 1994-95 School Years.
American Sports Inst., Mill Valley, CA.
The Promoting Achievement in School through Sport (PASS) program is a year-long high school course that uses sports to enhance academic achievement. PASS features an integrated curriculum that addresses the student physically, mentally, and behaviorally, and an interdisciplinary approach combining language arts, philosophy, social studies, psychology, and physical education. The grade point average (GPA) is the primary measurement for evaluating the program using demonstrable student results. This report presents data collected in PASS programs at several California high schools over a 4-year period. PASS students at all schools were matched with students in a control group based on gender, grade level, and ethnicity. Analysis of the study data revealed that for each year, PASS students outperformed those in the control group on all of the applicable measures, including GPA and academic eligibility for extracurricular activities: 47 percent more PASS students than control group students increased their grades, with twice as many PASS students increasing their GPA by a full point; 43 percent more control students had their grades go down. PASS students were 85 percent more likely to regain their eligibility during the school year, and control group students were 24 percent more likely to lose eligibility. Study findings confirm that by participating in the PASS program, high school students improve their academic performance as measured by overall GPA. Study data are summarized in tables. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sports Inst., Mill Valley, CA.