Prep Plus: Evaluating the Motivations for and Effects of Enrollment Multipliers and Other Measures in High School Sports
Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, Forthcoming
22 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2009 Last revised: 10 Jun 2011
Date Written: February 24, 2009
In states like Illinois, controversial enrollment multipliers have been implemented. Under Illinois' formula, a "non-boundaried" school will have its actual enrollment multiplied by 1.65 for determining the classification in the State's high school playoff system. This formula is not unique to Illinois; states nationwide have begun to evaluate ways at curbing the disproportionate amount of championships won by private schools. In some of these states, a multiplier system has been implemented while others have used separate playoff systems or drafted proposals limiting the boundaries from which private schools can draw their students.
Keywords: sports, sport, teams, high school, multiplier, private school, public school, public, private, disproportionate, championship, playoff, non-boundaried, proposals, enrollment, multiplier, enrollment multiplier
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