ERIC Number: ED253157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles, College-Bound Seniors, 1984.
Detailed profiles of the ethnic, racial, male, and female populations of 1984 graduating high school seniors are presented, based on findings of the College Board's Admissions Testing Program and the Student Descriptive Questionnaire. The degree of similarity in background and experience can be assessed for males and females and for the following racial/ethnic groups: American Indian, Asian/Pacific American, Black, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and White, and those students who classify themselves as "others." Comparative data on the educational and family backgrounds for each of the student populations are followed by detailed profiles by group. Information is included on: parents' educational training; annual parental income; student part-time employment during high school; type of high school and secondary program; number of years of study by subject; degree-level goals; intended areas of study; and scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Test of Standard Written English, and SAT Achievement Tests. To show the influence of family and educational background on test scores, SAT math and verbal percentile scores (25th, 50th, and 75th) are indicated for the study groups for each of the background variables. It is noted that the number of minority college-bound seniors rose by nearly 6 percent from 1983 to 1984. The Student Descriptive Questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, High School Seniors, Higher Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, White Students
College Board, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10106 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Admissions Testing Program.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Test of Standard Written English