ERIC Number: ED355629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Guidelines for Designing a School Profile.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
High school profiles are often essential for college admissions officers interpreting information from applicants or schools. Not all secondary schools are well known to all college admissions staff members, and as schools and college admission staffs change, knowledge of a high school's standards, curricula, and student body may not exist. Accurate, current, and complete school profiles provide admissions officers with information benefitting admission decision making. A profile is also helpful for other secondary schools (for transfers) and for employers. In 1991-92 National Association of Secondary School Principals' Committee on School-College Relations recently met to revise the 1984 booklet, "Guidelines for Designing a School Profile," which was developed to assist college admissions officers and to simplify profile preparation for secondary school staff members. The committee also developed an updated outline for basic school profile content and layout and recommended that all secondary schools make use of this outline when preparing or revising their profiles. The principal criteria used in its development are: (1) the essential function of school profiles should be to assist all potential users of the school transcript; therefore the data should be both necessary and sufficient; and (2) because users should be able to quickly and accurately draw conclusions about the school, the outline should contain clearly presented and relevent facts. In short, every transcript should be accompanied by a school profile that is concise, easy to read, and predictable in content. The bulk of this document consists of the suggested profile outline and 10 examples of school profiles chosen for their compatibility in content and organization with the recommended guidelines. (TEJ)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Admissions Officers, College Admission, College School Cooperation, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Profiles, School Statistics
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.