ERIC Number: ED239538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Alaska High School Seniors Survey Report, June 1983.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
A survey of Alaska high school seniors was conducted in fall 1982 to determine students' opinions of their overall high school experience, their need for additional assistance in selected academic and career planning areas, general demographic information, their plans after high school graduation, and specific postsecondary plans. A total of 3,505 (60 percent) of the seniors, completed the questionnaire. A comparison of college-bound and noncollege-bound students covers the following areas: sex, race, school size, household income, grades earned, and occupational choice. For college-bound students, information is presented on the state in which they planned to pursue their postsecondary education, colleges in Alaska they planned to attend, reasons for institutional choice, their familiarity with financial aid, and plans to return to Alaska for those seniors who planned to attend college out of state. Findings include that (1) many seniors expressed a need for assistance in improving mathematics skills and in developing career or educational plans, and (2) seniors who had higher household incomes and who earned higher grades were more likely to plan postsecondary education than were other seniors. A questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, Educational Background, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, Pouch FP, 400 Willoughby Avenue, Juneau, AK 99811.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.