ERIC Number: ED022462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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The Flow of High School Students to Schools, Colleges, and Jobs.
Baird, Leonard L.; Holland, John L.
A sample of students was followed from high school senior status to their educational or vocational situation one year later. The data were taken mainly from 5,508 completed questionnaires. Most of the students were attending 4-year or junior colleges, while the rest were in trade, business, or nursing schools, were working full-time, or were in military service. When student groups were compared on divergent, multiple measures of academic and nonacademic potential, the distribution of students to training institutions or jobs was found to be based primarily on academic rather than on nonacademic dimensions of talent. The aspirations of students were generally in agreement with their educational or vocational outcomes. Implications of the results for the assessment of "talent loss" are discussed. (Author/HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.