A University 's Team Academic Measurement

1691 Words7 Pages
APR Overview The APR is intended to be a university’s team academic measurement over a four year period. It was widely considered a reform effort to increase graduation rates among student-athlete in Division I athletics. The APR is calculated by a series of steps relating to a student-athletes eligibility, and graduation rates. In the APR calculation each student that is on scholarship receives one point for staying in school as well as being academically eligible. The total amount of teams points are calculated, and divided by the maximum amount of possible points a team can earn. Then the number is multiplied by 1000 and that is used to determine the teams APR for that academic year. The NCAA warrants consistency among institutions,…show more content…
Currently in 2015 all teams are mandated to earn a 930 over a four year period, and a 940 two years prior to participate in post season bowls or championships. There are consequences for not meeting the APR, and the first penalty is a university losing practice hours in season and off season. That penalty is regarded as a level I penalty, and there a three levels of consequences for teams not meeting the APR standards. A team is permitted 20 hours a week over six day period, and that includes hours allocated for game day events. Under APR sanctions a tea, will lose four hours a week bringing the total 16 hours a week. The four hours that are lost will be used for academic activities during the week. The added study hall hours will aid a student-athlete and help the team become more academically stable in the years to come. That penalty is regarded as a level I penalty, and there a two levels of consequences for teams not meeting the APR standards. Level II penalties strips universities teams from additional practice time, and completion decline in post season play. Those penalties are enforced is a university team fails to rectify the problems that led to the initial penalties that were placed. Teams also lose privileges from participating in organized off season practice such as spring football. The hours are reduced to six hours a week in the off season for athletic related activities, and the rest of those hours are mandated toward academic
Open Document