ERIC Number: ED110756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-31
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal to Assess the Needs of Students in Ten School Districts. Final Report.
Navara, James L.
State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Missouri, surveyed the needs of students in grades 9-12 in 10 non-urban Missouri school districts. The project was designed to gather data for use by area schools, the area vocational-technical school, and the career education staff that has been working with these schools. The report reproduces the survey instrument (the Missouri Student Needs Survey) and analyzes the data obtained. The following results of the survey are singled out: responses from students in smaller school districts were similar to those from students in larger districts; students showed uncertainty about future plans; students felt they needed considerable or additional help with vocational and educational planning; students indicated that their counselors had not discussed their ability and achievement tests with them individually; students felt that teachers were making their classes as meaningful as possible; and students indicated that most of their class work is not relevant to their interests or future plans. Appendixes comprise more than half of the report, and provide information on student responses to the survey, student needs and interests, a student-needs workshop, and a calendar of administration. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.