ERIC Number: ED347233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up Study of 1989 Graduates. Detroit Public Schools.
This study of 1989 graduates represents the second year that the Detroit (Michigan) Public School system has conducted a follow-up survey of public high school graduates to establish their occupational status at about 16 months after graduation, collect their perceptions of their high school experiences, and record their postsecondary educational experiences. The survey was sent to a sample of 7,395 students; 1,687 (23 percent) returned usable questionnaires. Respondents were more likely than the entire sample to be female and to have passed all three subtests of the High School Proficiency Examination. Of the respondents, 72 percent had been in the college preparatory program, 20 percent had been in vocational and technical programs, and 29 percent had been in a co-op program. Eighty-seven percent awarded an "A,""B," or "C" to the overall quality of their high schools. Ninety-two percent had been employed at some time since graduation, and 63 percent had full-time or part-time jobs in November 1990. Eleven percent had not been enrolled in any postsecondary educational program since graduation. Sixty percent of those enrolled were in a 4-year program, and 80 percent were in a Michigan school. Seventeen tables present information about the graduates. An appendix contains: (1) 21 tables of study data; (2) the survey questionnaire with the distribution of responses for each item; (3) a list of the names of the graduates' employers; and (4) an overview of the history of Detroit school follow-up studies. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.