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ERIC Number: ED033673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Plans Beyond High School. A Report of a Statewide Survey of Florida High School Seniors, Fall 1968.
Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.
An 8-item survey instrument, Plans Beyond High School, was administered to over 80,000 high school seniors in 1968 as part of the Florida Statewide Twelfth Grade Testing Program, a battery consisting of academic ability and achievement tests in English, social studies, natural sciences, and mathematics. The survey instrument was primarily designed to collect data about the intended post-high school plans of the seniors that would be useful to higher education planners in Florida. This report presents the objectives of the statewide survey, an item-by-item discussion of the students' responses, and a comparison of the test performances of students planning to attend colleges and universities in Florida with those of students planning to attend out-of-state institutions. The findings revealed that approximately 85% of the seniors had aspirations to attend college. The number of seniors planning to attend state universities in Florida not only exceeded the capacity of the state institutions to accept entering freshmen in the following year but was almost two and one half times as large as the number planning to attend out-of-state universities. About 35% of the seniors planning to study at out-of-state universities and 23% of those planning to study in Florida ranked in the highest quintile on the test battery. Follow-up research is needed to identify the characteristics of students who as high school seniors plan to attend college but abandon their plans after graduation. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.