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ERIC Number: ED402309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
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How Will the NCAA's New Standards Affect Minority Student-Athletes? RAND Reprint Series.
Klein, Stephen P.; Bell, Robert M.
Chance, v8 n3 p18-21 Sum 1995
This report examines what happened after the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1986 raised its initial eligibility standards for freshmen (Proposition 48). Opponents believed that raising standards would unfairly restrict minority access to college, and consequently reduce the number of minority students who earn a bachelor's degree. In fact, application of Proposition 48's higher standards coincided with more rather than fewer minority students graduating from college. Over time, their share of all athletic scholarships actually increased. African-Americans who did not qualify for an athletic scholarship under Proposition 48 were frequently replaced by other African-Americans who may have been slightly less skilled athletically but were more able academically. Findings suggested that minority students would continue to succeed under NCAA standards due to take effect in 1996. These rules may result in talented athletes receiving fewer scholarships, but other students with a greater chance of graduating will take their place. (MAH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Collegiate Athletic Association Rule 48