ERIC Number: ED256814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Graduating Seniors: Class of 1983.
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Educational Accountability (DEA) administered a broad based survey to graduating seniors in MCPS high schools in May 1983. This first annual survey will be the foundation of a proposed longitudinal follow-up of graduates. The survey assessed students' perceptions of the educational program provided to them by MCPS, especially concerning attitudes about their high school courses, teachers, and other staff. Results indicated general satisfaction, but there were some areas which required improvement. The priorities adopted by the Board of Education on September 13, 1983 and students' reports were examined. The priorities included: (1) improvement of student test performance in English, Mathematics, and Science/Technology; (2) teaching and learning higher order intellectual skills; (3) minority student participation in special programs for gifted and talented, higher level academic courses, and extracurricular activities; (4) increasing organizational effectiveness and employee capabilities; and (4) improving students' abilities in independent learning, responsibile citizenry, and effective group membership. Nine appendices present tables of students' ratings of teachers, courses, and preparation in skill areas. (DWH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Planning, High School Seniors, High Schools, Minority Group Children, Racial Differences, School Surveys, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.