ERIC Number: ED234059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Survey of the Damascus High School Class of 1976.
Frechtling, Joy A.; Barnes, Elizabeth
In the fall of 1981, a survey of the Class of 1976 was conducted to gather information about both what the students had done since completing high school and their opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their high school program. Generally, courses in all areas were rated as satisfactory or excellent, with music receiving especially high marks and mathematics the lowest marks. Students mentioned study skills as an area in which they felt they needed additional preparation. Ninety-one percent of the students reported that they were currently working, mainly in professional and technical jobs and felt that their high school program helped them to develop appropriate work habits and attitudes toward work. The data show that post-high school work experience generally reflected the course of study undertaken while in high school. Regarding postsecondary education, 73 percent reported having attended a college, trade, business, or vocational school since graduation, and 38 percent reported having completed a post-high school course of study. Counseling services appear to have been a problem; of special concern was the lack of information about financial aid available and the reputation of schools and colleges in the student areas of interest. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.
Identifiers: Montgomery County Public Schools MD
Note: This paper received the 1983 American Educational Research Association Division H Award for best executive summary of a study.