The Effect of Participation in High School Athletics on Algebra Achievement
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Type of Work23 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
High school athletes -- Education -- Research
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Academic achievement -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of participating in a high school sport on ninth grade Algebra achievement. The Algebra I High School Assessment (HSA) was the measurement tool. This study involved the use of an assessment of Algebra I achievement to compare two groups of students, athletes and non-athletes. There were twenty-two athletic teams available for students to compete for to be considered an athlete. The assessment was given to all ninth grade students in May 2010. At the conclusion of the assessment, it was determined that Algebra I achievement gains were significant for athletes versus the achievement of non-athletes, although other factors affected the results. Further research in other HSA assessments and other programs implemented to help Algebra I HSA success is needed.