ERIC Number: ED392001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Survey, 1995.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
The Employer Survey is an extension of the 1994 Graduate Follow-up Study. The primary question was "How well did [Saginaw] graduates measure up to the District's 10 'graduate standards' through the eyes of our customers?" These graduate standards are represented in a set of statements of the adult roles, skills and education all students need in order to be successful in the world after graduation. The Employer Survey attempted to measure each graduate standard by using two or three key statements related to each. Twenty-three of the 119 employers solicited responded to the survey. The major purpose of the survey was to determine if there is agreement between employer ratings and the graduates themselves in terms of the graduate standards. Employers gave higher marks to the graduates than the graduates gave themselves. In addition, employers saw the graduate standards which seem essential to graduates becoming productive workers as being rated lower, relatively speaking, than others. Overall, graduates and employers grade the school's performance relative to the standards in the "good" range. Appendices are: Draft of Graduate Standards; Employer Survey and cover letter; Employer code listing; 1995 Employer Survey tabulated results; and graduate standard to statement number key. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.