ERIC Number: ED245718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
C. K. McClatchy High School Outreach Survey, Spring 1984.
Haase, M. H.; Caffrey, Patrick
As part of a high school outreach project involving Sacramento City College (SCC), the Stanford Test of Academic Skills (TASK) was administered to all 11th grade standard English classes at C. K. McClatchy High School. In addition, an educational planning form was used to gather information on students' ethnicity, interest in a specific college major, English and mathematics background, college attendance plans, interest in campus activities, and areas in which students felt they might need additional help. Of the 250 students tested, 114 were designated as College Preparatory (CP) students and 136 as Language Skills (LS) students. Study findings included the following: (1) 36% of the CP students and 57.3% of the LS students planned to attend SCC; (2) 76.3% of the CP students and 22% of the LS students had taken a math class beyond beginning algebra; (3) of the CP students, 23.1% indicated they would like help financing their education, 15.6% in finding employment, and 15% in choosing a major or career; (4) of the LS students, 20.1% indicated they would like help finding employment, 11.2% in financing their education, and 17.3% in career planning; (5) TASK results indicated that 34.4% of the LS students should have been in higher level English courses, while 15.6% of the CP students needed support classes; and (6) according to their TASK scores, 29.4% of the CP students and 76% of the LS students would have been placed in remedial classes at SCC. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA.; Sacramento City Unified School District, CA.