ERIC Number: ED311324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Follow-Up Study of 1988 Graduates.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
In June 1988, 742 students graduated from Saginaw and Arthur Hill High Schools. To determine what they have been doing since graduation the Department of Evaluation Services in conjunction with the Office of Adult and Continuing Education developed a 10-item telephone survey. In addition to collecting graduate follow-up information the survey was designed to act as a recruitment vehicle for Project Great which serves 19- and 20-year-olds with career guidance and vocational training experiences free of charge to participants. The survey directed respondents to identify their educational and/or employment status, specify the perceived problems they encountered either in the work force or post-high school education, and describe their present occupation or the one they are pursuing through their present education. The results of the study indicated that: (1) over one-half of the graduates were enrolled in some kind of educational program; (2) 10 months after graduation slightly over 10 percent of the students were unemployed; (3) most employed graduates were employed in relatively unskilled jobs; (4) almost one-half of the graduates were employed in personal services industries; (5) approximately 80 percent of the graduates in school were enrolled in 2- or 4-year colleges; and (6) the most common serious educational problems were the lack of basic educational skills, money problems, and lack of study habits. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.