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High school athletes and athletic leaders gain higher testscores

Yeung, Ryan (2015) High school athletes and athletic leaders gain higher testscores. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Jun 2015). Website.

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Does participating in high school athletics programs help or hinder students from getting good grades? In new research, Ryan Yeung finds a link between academic achievement and athletic participation in high school. Using data from a study begun in 1980, he finds that those students who were athletes or athletic leaders had grades between 8 and 13 percent higher than those that were non-athletes. He argues that the skills developed as a participant or leader on an athletic team are also useful in the academic sphere.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:48

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