ERIC Number: ED330772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of the 1988 High School Graduates in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Publication No. 550.
Pike, Daniel W.
This survey reports the activities of students one year after graduation from high school in 1988 in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Information was gathered from a survey mailed to a stratified random sample (for ethnicity and school) of 985 graduates. Response rate was 81 percent. The following findings are presented: (1) approximately 71 percent of the graduates were attending postsecondary schools, and one-half of this group were enrolled in four-year colleges or universities; (2) Asian American and Filipino American graduates were most likely to attend four-year colleges or universities, while Black and Hispanic American graduates were least likely to attend; (3) almost three-fourths of the graduates were employed, and the majority of this group were working while attending school; (4) Black graduates were most likely to work full-time and not attend school; (5) graduates agreed that they received adequate writing and mathematics training in high school, but were critical of their computer training; (6) most students agreed that more high school classes should be offered to prepare them for a job; (7) most graduates generally wanted different high school courses, particularly computer classes, and more preparation for employment or further education; and (8) the results of this survey were similar to those of the 1985 and 1986 surveys, suggesting a consistent pattern of student attitudes and postsecondary activities. Statistical data presented in one graph and 24 tables and the survey questionnaire are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.