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ERIC Number: ED423255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study To Determine the Effects of School Athletic Programs on the CTBS Test Percentiles of Students.
Fleenor, Paula
This study was conducted to determine the positive or negative relationship between school athletic program participation and the academic achievement of students in the 4th through 11th grades as measured by the California Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS). CTBS tests are taken in grades 4 and 11 and their scores are compared to scores from students in the rest of the United States. The comparison yields percentiles in which the students are placed, and it is these percentiles that are used in this study. Athletic programs are programs in which a student can participate in an extracurricular sporting activity. In this study, both male and female students who either did not play sports at all or who participated in school-sponsored baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, softball, or tennis at any time from the 4th grade through the 11th grade were eligible. Twenty students formed the experimental group, and 20 made up a control group. Each group was further subdivided into 10 boys and 10 girls. The four groups were classified into boys who did not play sports and girls who did not play sports (control groups), and two experimental groups: boys who played sports and girls who played sports. The evaluation of the data showed no significant differences in the CTBS percentiles of any of the groups in this study. The boys and girls of the experimental group and the boys and girls of the control group showed no significant differences when analyzed together. CTBS test percentiles of all groups fluctuated from 4th through 11 grades, but the fluctuation was not enough to show significance in this study. Five appendixes contain information on the scores and their statistical analyses. (Contains 7 graphs, 20 tables, and 27 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Test of Basic Skills