ERIC Number: ED307821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Knowledge That Educators Have about College-Related Information for Students in Four-Year Public High Schools.
Carrasco, Jose A.
The results of a survey measuring the knowledge that 173 credentialed educators in selected California four-year public high schools had about the academic entry requirements for California two- and four-year public colleges are presented. College-related information relevant to academic entry requirements is not reaching those students who need it most, and a significant number of students, including minorities, otherwise academically eligible for admission to California two-year and four-year public colleges are not receiving the needed information to make rational career decisions about their educational futures. Sample data for the study were collected via a questionnaire: "The Flow of College-Related Information for Students in High School Settings: An Organizational Perspective." Findings indicate only a small number of the educators sampled were actually knowledgeable about the 1987-88 and 1988-89 academic entry requirements needed to qualify first-time freshmen for California public colleges. Four suggestions for educators are as follows: high schools should establish a specific goal for increasing the number of eligible students continuing on to California public colleges; high schools should try to distribute college information to all credentialed and non-credentialed personnel working with general education, vocational, and college-preparatory level students; educators should be provided factual information to make them aware of the large number of potentially eligible Hispanic/minority students who fail to enter college because of lack of information; and high schools should consider the benefits of modifying the functions of counselors and classroom teachers. Tables are included. Contains 51 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, College Attendance, Enrollment Influences, Equal Education, Guidance Personnel, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Noncollege Bound Students, Public Colleges, Secondary School Teachers, State Surveys, Teacher Responsibility, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California