ERIC Number: ED360366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
High School Graduate Follow-up Study: Class of 1989 Two Years after Graduation.
Shoemaker, Caryn R.
This survey determined the proportion of Arizona high school 1989 graduates who continued their educations, became employed, enlisted in the military, or chose another alternative. Of the 5,000 graduates originally selected, 1,380 graduates from 64 high schools responded to a mailed survey. Females, whites, and students with a high grade point average were more likely to respond. At graduation, 84 percent of the respondents planned to continue their educations, and 86 percent enrolled in some form of postsecondary education. At 2 years after graduation, 71 percent were still enrolled. Twenty-three percent intended to become employed, and three-fourths actually were employed in paid positions at 2 years. Of those who were employed, 32 percent were in full-time positions. While 4 percent planned to enlist in the military, 5 percent were actually enlisted. Respondents were basically satisfied with their high school experiences with regard to preparing them for the future, with 87 percent rating their experiences as very good or satisfactory. Two charts summarize activities after graduation and the distribution of grade point averages. Sixteen tables present survey responses and findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Armed Forces, College Bound Students, Educational Experience, Employment Experience, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Mail Surveys, Minority Groups, Noncollege Bound Students, Public Schools, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Sex Differences, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona