ERIC Number: ED118605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Composite Profile of a Los Angeles City 1973 High School Graduate. Report No. 349.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
The third and final phase of the examination of the 1973 graduates of the Los Angeles Unified School District are presented. Secondary school records were examined in relationship to the graduates' sex, the socioeconomic background of the school of graduation, and the post-high school experience of the graduates. Nearly all the data in this study were derived from the secondary school cumulative records of the graduates. The study was limited to graduates who responded to a followup questionnnaire sent to them in May 1974. Findings indicated that the typical graduate of Los Angeles senior high schools: (1) was 17 years and 11 months of age; (2) had senior high school grade-point average of 2.71 (B-); (3) had an intelligence quotient of 98.1; (4) had a reading score on a standardized test that placed the graduate at the 45th percentile on national norms; (5) had a mathematics score on a standardized test that placed the graduate at the 44th percentile on national norms; (6) had a 47% chance of completing an academic course of study; (7) had a 78% chance of entering the Los Angeles Unified School District during his elementary school years (grades 1-6); (8) had an 89% chance of spending his entire senior high school career in one school; and (9) had a 63% chance of being enrolled in a four-year or a community college one year after graduation. Tables provide comparative data. (BJG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)