ERIC Number: ED391041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Automated Student and Adult Learner Follow-up Study. Final Report for Program Year 1994-1995.
Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Austin.
The chief accomplishment of the Texas Automated Follow-Up System in program year 1994-95 was a major expansion of services to secondary education. Data were collected on the results achieved by former seniors who exited high schools in 25 volunteer districts. Because the pilot districts were not necessarily representative of all school districts in the state, the study provided evidence only that automated record linkage techniques were a cost-effective method for gathering information about former students' post-exit achievement. Data analysis did indicate that the labor market offered little hope for high wage employment for former students with only a high school diploma and that there were exceptions. Follow-up was conducted on the entire 1993-94 exit cohort from community and technical colleges, a first-wave employer follow-up on the entire 1992-93 exiting cohort of former community and technical college students, and a second-wave longitudinal study of the entire 1991-92 exit cohort of former community and technical college students. Findings indicated that the training relatedness of employment among community and technical college leavers was an important factor in decreasing the traditional earnings gaps between men and women and former students were likely to experience occupational volatility during the 2 years after leaving a community or technical college. (Appendixes include sample publicity and school district outreach materials, file layouts and data specifications, and 30 endnotes.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Austin.