ERIC Number: ED209316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Plans of the 1978 Graduates. Executive Summary, Publication No. 374.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
Two weeks before their June 1978 graduation, 21,225 students in the Los Angeles (CA) Unified School District graduating class completed a questionnaire about their plans after graduation and their opinions about their senior high school programs. Sixty percent reported that they had chosen their career by the time of their graduation. A smaller percentage of students planned to attend a four-year or two-year college on a full time basis than the percentage who qualified. There was a correspondence between college plans and grade point average, and between college plans and receipt of financial aid for college. With respect to the high school curriculum, respondents agreed that they learned sufficient mathematics skills to work out practical problems, and that their government course helped them understand how the government functions. Classes in art, history, music, vocational skills, and composition also received positive ratings. Detailed data are presented by district, administrative area, sex, and racial/ethnic group. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.