ERIC Number: ED204637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
High School and Beyond: A National Longitudinal Study for the 1980s. A Capsule Description of High School Students.
Peng, Samuel S.; And Others
This report of the High School and Beyond (HS&B) study (a national longitudinal study of over 30,000 sophomores and 28,000 seniors enrolled in 1,015 public and private schools) contains nine graphs and 28 tables summarizing data on students' high school experiences, activities outside school, values and attitudes, plans for college, and plans of high school seniors. Specific areas covered include curriculum placement, mathematics and science courses taken, grades and homework, participation in federally funded programs, basic remedial skills instruction, vocational training, proper school behavior, minimum competency tests, working for pay, organized group activities, leisure activities, life goals, factors in occupational choice, national service, short- and long-range plans, criteria for choosing a college, plans to use financial aid, type of college chosen, and expected field of study. (Survey data sources and data files, student classification variables, and a discussion of limitations on the use of data are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Career Choice, College Choice, Family Planning, Federal Programs, Grade 10, Grade 12, Group Activities, High School Seniors, High School Students, Leisure Time, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Curriculum, Minimum Competency Testing, National Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Remedial Instruction, Science Curriculum, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Student Experience, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Student Participation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.