ERIC Number: ED256425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska High School Seniors Survey Report, 1984-85. Document Number 85-4.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
In fall 1984-85, a study of high school seniors in Alaska was conducted to determine the students' opinions of their high school experience, their need for additional assistance in selected academic and career planning areas, and to obtain general demographic data and information on students' plans after graduation. A 16-item questionnaire was sent to all 207 Alaska public and private schools identified as having seniors in attendance. Based on responses from 3,206 of the estimated 6,068 students enrolled in the twelfth grade in Alaska, study findings revealed: (1) 35.2% of the respondents identified athletic and recreational facilities as outstanding in their high schools and 33.9% saw counseling and guidance services as outstanding; (2) 27.9%, 20.3%, and 25.0% of the respondents identified school rules, laboratory facilities, and counseling and guidance services as poor; (3) 50.4% of the seniors expressed the need for assistance in deciding on a career/education and 50.3% in improving math skills; (4) 45.9% of the seniors planned to attend a four-year college after graduation, 10.2% to attend a two-year college, and 12.1% to get a full-time job; (5) the most popular choices for seniors in terms of occupational preference were for business management and education; and (6) 35.0% of those seniors planning to pursue postsecondary education intended to enroll in Alaska, 13.3% in California, and 11.7% in Washington. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska