ERIC Number: ED109466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Four-Year Follow-Up Study of the Forty-One Graduates--Class of 1971 of the Jackson County [Iowa] Adult Evening High School Completion Program.
Gran, James R.
The four-year followup study (the fifth and last of such four-year evaluations of graduates) aimed at pinpointing the program's benefits to the graduates in the educational social/personal, and financial areas. Thirty-two of the 41 graduates responded to the mailed questionnaire, which elicited demographic, occupational, educational, financial, social, personal, and program evaluation information from the respondents. Twenty-six tables analyze the results, which indicate that, of the respondents: two-thirds realized job changes and/or promotions; more than half were better off financially, and 91 percent reported being better off socially as a result of the program; nearly a third had continued their education since graduation; most reported much improvement in knowledge as a result of the program; virtually all were as enthusiastic about the program as they were a year after graduation; and most experienced increasing educational and financial benefits with the passage of time. The study concludes that such high school completion programs should be continued, but, equally important, renewed efforts should be made to prevent dropouts from leaving school. The survey questionnaire and accompanying cover letters are appended. (JR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Age, Dropouts, Educational Benefits, Employment Experience, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Individual Development, Males, Marital Status, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Social Development, Social Mobility, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jackson County Adult Evening High School Program, Maquoketa, IA.
Note: For the followup study of the class of 1970, see ED 095 290