Tracking High School Athletes’ Grades
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Type of Work24 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
High school athletes -- Education
Academic achievement -- Standards
Athletic eligibility in high school
One of the major problems athletes face when entering college is athletic eligibility. Many perspective college athletes do not have the necessary minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires of students in order to play varsity sports. There have been many attempts to help high school athletes improve their GPAs in order to meet the minimum requirements of the NCAA. Intervention methods used by high school administrators include “No Pass, No Play,” the “PASS Program,” and tracking grades. This Action Research attempted to determine if tracking athletes’ grades would positively increase their GPAs. Over an eight week period, student athletes had progress sheets filled out weekly by their core curriculum teachers in order to become aware of their current grades. In turn, most students either kept their grades the same or improved their grades. As a result, the majority of the students were eligible to participate in spring athletics.