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ERIC Number: ED538233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-17
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Academic Requirements for Eligibility. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
There is a lot written about eligibility requirements, but almost all of it is about NCAA first year eligibility requirements and their impact on high schools. Much less is written about high school eligibility requirements and their impact on student performance. Coaches, parents, and educators offer many reasons for there to be lax or no academic eligibility requirements. These reasons include the fear that students who couldn't participate in athletics might drop out of school, or that all students, regardless of grade point average, should be able to play. But studies suggest that athletes have higher grades than nonathletes and that participation in athletics has a positive influence on adolescents' academic outcomes. Students who participate in support systems, such as the PASS (Promoting Achievement in School through Sports) program, are more likely to improve their grades and are more likely to restore eligibility to participate in sports. (Contains 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)