ERIC Number: ED393030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up Study of 1994 Graduates. Evaluation Report.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
To determine what graduates in Saginaw, Michigan, (n=491) from two high schools had been doing since leaving school 9 months earlier, a 12-item survey instrument was distributed via mail and telephone. Respondents (n=370) were directed to identify issues relating to their post-secondary education, employment status, and perception/evaluation of their high school education. Results indicated: (1) approximately two-thirds of the graduates were pursuing some form of higher education; (2) over 90% of graduates enrolled in further education felt their high school education was helpful in their current major area of study; and (3) Two-thirds of graduates were working for pay, at an average of 29.5 hours and $143.05 per week. Also presented are graduates' rating of their schools' strengths and weaknesses. Results of the study are intended to provide school board members, administrators, teachers, and counselors with data to further assist them in instructional and curricular planning to better meet the needs of all students. An additional purpose was to aid in establishing "graduate standards," consisting of a set of statements of the adult roles, skills and education all students need in order to be successful in the world after graduation from the district's schools. Appendices present copies of the mail and phone surveys, tabulated survey results, and a description of graduate standards. (RB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A