ERIC Number: ED248273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of the High School Class of 1981 One Year after Graduation.
Gross, Susan; Frechtling, Joy A.
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) survey of its high school graduating classes gathers information about (1) the postsecondary institutions they plan to attend and the kinds of jobs they hope to hold; (2) students' perceptions of the quality of the courses taken in high school and of their preparation in academic skill areas; and (3) students' perceptions of the effectiveness of counseling services. In the spring of 1982, surveys were mailed to all of the 8,678 June 1981 MCPS graduates. Surveys were returned by 2,627 of the graduates, and results indicated that the vast majority of graduates continued their education in postsecondary institutions, with 75 percent attending four-year colleges and universities. Those not attending school in 1981-82 were generally employed in business/office jobs, sales, or food/restaurant jobs. With the exception of foreign languages and mathematics, MCPS courses were rated as "good" or "very good" by over 80 percent of the students responding; and on the average, courses were given a "good" rating. Students felt less well prepared in the academic skill areas (writing papers, taking notes in class, using the library, completing homework, studying for tests, and managing time) than in the content areas. The counselors received mixed ratings from the students. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.