ERIC Number: ED249236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Mesa Public Schools: as Seen through the Eyes of 1982-83 Seniors. RR-51.
Troidl, Robert; 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 and in 1983 with the 1980 graduates, it was decided to conduct a survey of the 1983 seniors of the Mesa Public Schools during the spring of 1983. The data collected and analyzed at that time are presented in this study. Thirty-seven percent of the seniors indicated that the one school activity that helped them the most was athletics and cheerleading. Over 50 percent indicated they should have been required to take more science, math, foreign language, business education, computers, and reading while in high school. Over 60 percent indicated that high school has successfully prepared them in physical education, English, mathematics, social studies, reading, and traffic safety/driver's education. The majority indicated they were poorly prepared in art, science, and mathematics. Approximately 70 percent expect to attend a college or university after graduation. Of the remaining seniors, 25 percent expect to work in some clerical field. Results are compared between schools and with the results of the 1983 Graduate Follow-up Survey. (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.