ERIC Number: ED163855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Alaska High School Seniors Survey Report 1977-78.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
A survey of high school seniors was conducted in Alaska to provide a profile of Alaskan seniors and their postsecondary plans. A written questionnaire, consisting of 17 questions, was sent to all public secondary schools identified as having a twelfth grade and to all senior correspondence students. Responses represented 47 of the 51 districts, and 68 of the 96 schools with a twelfth grade. Of the total 5,123 seniors identified, 2,499 returned the questionnaire. Four types of variables of questions were included: demographic characteristics of the student, high school experiences, postsecondary plans, and detailed plans of respondents planning or pursuing some type of postsecondary education. Two specific questions that were analyzed are: how seniors planning to attend differ from those who are not, and where seniors planning to go to college intend to go and what factors enter into that choice. Seniors were found to be quite satisfied with their high school experiences, but a large number feel in need of additional assistance or education in deciding on a career or education, improving mathematics skills, expressing their ideas in writing, and improving reading skills. The great majority of seniors who plan to pursue education at a postsecondary level plan to leave Alaska. A sample survey form is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making, High School Seniors, High School Students, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Migration Patterns, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Residential Patterns, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, Pouch F, Juneau, Alaska 99811
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.