ERIC Number: ED442787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Gender Equity in Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities in Minnesota's Secondary Schools.
Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
This report presents data on gender equity in Minnesota secondary schools' interscholastic athletics, noting changes following the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Previous studies found that most schools did not survey their students' athletic interests, and girls' participation in athletics varied by school. This report used data collected through requests to Minnesota schools under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Data were collected on girls' participation and the use of student interest surveys. Results indicated that many schools had made significant progress toward gender equity in athletics. Where opportunities existed, girls were participating in athletics, and their participation was growing. However, participation of boys and girls was not substantially proportionate in all schools. State-level participation data were incomplete, incorrect, and underutilized. Most schools were not regularly surveying students' sports interests, and many athletic directors viewed interest surveys as a burden. The six appendixes, which comprise the bulk of this document, are: "Alphabetical Listing of Schools (Cross Reference)"; "Raw Participation Data, 1995-1996"; "Participation Data 1995-1996 Proportionality Analysis"; "Letter to Title IX Coordinators from Office of the Attorney General (Data Practices Request)"; "Interest Survey Data"; and "Analysis of Interest Survey Data." (SM)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Females, High School Students, High Schools, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1050, St. Paul, MN 55101-2109.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972