ERIC Number: ED350541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The College-Choice Process for High School Students: An Evaluation of High School Counselor Interventions and Strategies.
Ray, Martha S.
The purpose of this study was to determine which strategies and interventions used by high school counselors to assist students in the college-choice process were perceived by the students as most helpful. Specifically, this study identified the perceptions of students in a middle-income, small city high school. Subjects (N=57) were members of a senior class currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement English class. A wide range of activities and resources designed to assist the college-selection process were made available to assist these students over the period of high school attendance. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Each student was asked to rate various college selection materials and strategies used by the counselor to augment the college-selection process of the students. These students were also asked to evaluate the guidance reference room provided and the services of the counselor. A majority of the students indicated that they were satisfied or more than satisfied with the services provided by the guidance counselor in their college-search activities. The guidance reference room was also widely used and found to be more than satisfactory by 64.8% of the students in the survey. The most helpful resource in facilitating the college-choice decision was indicated by the respondents to be the college visit. The least helpful resource ranked by the students was individual conferences with classroom teachers. (Contains 32 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Educational Specialist research project, Florida State University.