ERIC Number: ED249235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mesa Public Schools: as Seen through the Eyes of 1980 Graduates.
Estes, Camille; Peterson, Sarah
As part of the ongoing process of self-assessment begun with the 1973 Graduate Follow-up Study of the 1971 graduates, and continued in 1978 with the 1976 graduates, it was decided to conduct a survey of the 1980 graduates of the Mesa Public Schools during November and December, 1982. The data collected and analyzed at that time are presented in this study. Fifty-eight percent of the graduates of Mesa Public Schools are doing what they planned while in high school. Forty-two percent of the 482 respondents are going to school full time. Of those not attending school full time, 80 percent are employed full or part time. Eighty percent of the total sample agree that more math classes should be required. Seventy-five percent agree that more business education classes are needed, and 70 percent agree that more English and science should be required. Seventy-nine percent of the graduates responded that their high school experience in Mesa was good or excellent. Over 25 percent of the respondents indicated poor preparation for each subject area. Subjects for which students most frequently indicated poor preparation were: math, English, science, and art. Over 70% of the respondents also contributed comments. Results were compared with responses of earlier graduates (1971 and 1976). (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mesa Public Schools, AZ. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.