No Pass No Play Case Study

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Resolved: Students not passing all classes will not be able to play sports. Terms: “No Pass No Play policy”- states that students not passing all classes will be ineligible to play high school sports for a defined amount of time Passing grade- any grade above an F Mission statement - a statement of an entity’s main goal Student Athlete- a student who participates in athletics Facts and Studies: Compare the mission statements of the UFL and Ankeny High School. As stated in their mission statement the job of Ankeny High School is to foster a learning community. Thus, the main goal of Ankeny High School is not to train professional athletes. As you will see, Ankeny’s mission statement varies greatly from that…show more content…
needed to focus on improving the grades of our students. They enforced rules such as No Pass No Play. Previously both districts had held less demanding eligibility rules. When the No Pass No Play policies were enforced a large amount of students immediately became ineligible. However, after 2 years of enforcing this rule the number of ineligible students had decreased to the number of students ineligible before the rule was enacted. Very importantly, drop-outs did not increase among students who lost eligibility when the rule was first enforced. Furthermore, the number of students enrolled in honor and advanced classes increased, proving that the rule does not discourage participating in more challenging classes. This proves that many students were able to raise their grades to stay eligible. These districts found that No Pass No Play policies were one of the most successful tools for raising student athletes’ grades. The results of Texas and Los Angeles NO Pass No Play policies support the University of Michigan’s prediction that some students cannot be motivated by academic goals and teachers. For these students the requirement to meet minimum academic guidelines in order to participate in sports provides the needed motivation to improve scholastic…show more content…
For example most negative links between academics and sports are found in basketball and football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association notes that incoming freshman in basketball have lower high school academic profiles than any other Division I sport, with football athletes maintaining the second lowest academic profile. These sports are most demanding and receive the most attention from the public, thus the students are obliged to work harder. This takes time away from

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