ERIC Number: ED351385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
The 1991 Every Secondary Student Survey: Initial Findings.
Brown, Robert S.; And Others
The Toronto (Canada) Board of Education has conducted system-wide surveys of its students seven times since 1970. This document is the first report of the 1991 data, and includes comparisons with 1987 data. All secondary school students were asked to fill out one of two forms of the survey questionnaire. Both forms asked for identical demographic information, but slightly different versions of questions about school-related areas were asked. One-fifth of the students are aged 19 years or older, when all-adult programs were excluded. The proportion of students whose native language is not English has increased from 33 percent in 1987 to 45 percent in 1987, and the proportions of Black and Asian students have increased from 7 and 9 percent to 24 and 30 percent, respectively. Most students indicate satisfaction with their schools in response to questions about school climate, including equal treatment regardless of race or ethnicity, friendliness, and encouragement and support. Over half of the students participate in extracurricular activities, and the majority do not have jobs. Overall, about three-quarters aspire to postsecondary education, with about half planning on attending college. Two tables and 26 figures present information about Toronto students. An appendix contains Form A and Form B of the survey questionnaire. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, College Bound Students, Educational Environment, Enrollment, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Questionnaires, School Demography, School Districts, School Surveys, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.