ERIC Number: ED276899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Six-Year, Longitudinal Study, Part Two, One Year after Leaving School. Final Report for Follow-up for Program Improvement.
Rumbaugh, W. A.
During the first year of this six-year study, 170 seniors of Sandy Union High School in Sandy, Oregon, were divided into four groups on the basis of their high school course work. The students were classified as either vocational completers (32), vocational explorers (69), general academic (25), or college preparatory (33). The second part of the survey was conducted in July of 1986, approximately 13 months after the students left school. Ninety-two percent of the original 170 students surveyed were contacted. Of those contacted, 38.2 percent were employed full-time, 25.7 percent were working part-time, 9.0 percent were in the military, 6.25 percent were unemployed, and 3.5 percent were still finishing high school. Regarding the students' postsecondary educational status, 41.6 percent were attending school full-time, 9.7 percent were attending part-time, and 48.7 percent had not attended any postsecondary school. Of those attending school, 25 percent attended a four-year college, 21 percent attended a community college, and 6 percent attended a business or technical school. Of the vocational completers, 64.3 percent of those attending school were taking a program of study related to their high school vocational program and 55.7 percent of those employed were working in a job directly related to their high school vocational program. The average monthly wage of those working full-time was $766. Ninety-one percent of the vocational completers felt that their high school vocational programs were valuable. Although the students were satisfied with the job search training when asked about it while still in school, they now felt that more such training would have been useful. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Sandy Union High School District 2, OR.
Note: Study conducted at Sandy Union High School.