ERIC Number: ED366787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
High School Followup Survey. Looking Back: Analysis of Student Views, Outcomes, and Recommendations.
Salt Lake City School District, UT.
A study examined the views, outcomes, and recommendations of members of the graduating classes of 1986-87, 1989-90, and 1990-91 of Salt Lake City School District's high schools. Of the 3,990 survey instruments mailed to potential respondents, 1,010 were undeliverable and 1,292 surveys were returned for an overall district response rate of 43.36%. Of the respondents, 53% were in school and working, 19% were in school without a job, and 19% were working and not in school. Fifty-two percent had pursued a college preparatory program while in school, and 64.3% had completed some postsecondary education below the bachelor's level. When asked how well high school had prepared them for their present job, 17% responded "more than adequately," 34.4% responded "adequately," and 13.9% responded "less than adequately." On a 5-point scale, the respondents rated their satisfaction with their job's location, working conditions, and career potential as 4.09, 3.88, and 2.86, respectively. The respondents offered the following recommendations: increase practical "real-life" courses, increase career guidance in planning for the future, raise teacher expectations for students, increase college preparatory/advance placement programs, and increase emphasis on developing writing skills. (Appended are the survey instrument, survey-related correspondence, and a survey cost summary. Seventeen figures/tables are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake City School District, UT.