Education A Washington Roundup

Ed. Dept. Backs Surveys for Title IX Compliance

By Christina A. Samuels — April 04, 2006 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The Department of Education has reiterated its support for a controversial clarification of rules relating to how colleges can comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

A year ago, the department issued guidance to colleges that endorsed the use of athletic-interest surveys of students as a way to prove their programs were equitable for men and women in compliance under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination at federally funded schools.

A report from the department to the Senate Appropriations Committee shows that 34 out of 63 assessments by colleges conducted between Oct. 1, 1992, and Jan. 31, 2006—schools considered other factors besides the surveys when deciding whether to add a sport to the roster. Also, 28 teams were added irrespective of the assessment results.

Teams were added at the same rate as they were at colleges that used surveys as well as analyzing other factors, such as interviews with coaches or analyses of sports offered by feeder high schools.

The National Women’s Law Center in Washington said the report showed that the department never allowed a school to drop a sports program based on surveys alone, which proves that surveys are an insufficient means of determining interest.

Related Tags:

A version of this article appeared in the April 05, 2006 edition of Education Week

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Law & Courts Webinar
Future of the First Amendment:Exploring Trends in High School Students’ Views of Free Speech
Learn how educators are navigating student free speech issues and addressing controversial topics like gender and race in the classroom.
Content provided by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Start Strong With Solid SEL Implementation: Success Strategies for the New School Year
Join Satchel Pulse to learn why implementing a solid SEL program at the beginning of the year will deliver maximum impact to your students.
Content provided by Satchel Pulse
Jobs Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 8, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 1, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 11, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: April 27, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read