ERIC Number: ED250400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Report on the Results of the May, 1984 Survey of Northwestern High School Students and a Comparison of Survey Results for the Last Three Years.
Student attitudes and opinion surveys are a major component of the Detroit High School Improvement Project's evaluation plan. This report presents the results of the 1984 survey at Northwestern High School and compares them with two prior surveys (1982 and 1983). The number of student respondents from all grades from randomly selected classes closely approximated the percentage distribution of enrollment by grade. The Student Opinion Inventory, published by the National Study of School Evaluation, was used, consisting of 34 questions sorted by 6 school descriptor categories: student activities, instruction, curriculum, guidance and counseling, school morale, and school administration. Guidance and counseling and curriculum were most favorably assessed. Near uniformity was found in the category rankings for both the mean of the percent responding favorably and for the magnitude of the mean scores in all three surveys. School administration ranked sixth, and student activities ranked fifth in all three surveys. School morale ranked fourth in the last two surveys, but in 1982, it ranked second. The appendices, tables which comprise more than half the document, deal with such topics as: (1) survey questions with 1984 response results by grade level; (2) survey questions with frequency responses, mean scores and chi-square test results for each survey; and (3) mean scores per grade per year with analysis of variance and linearity significance levels. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Instructional Improvement.