ERIC Number: ED393920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Feedback. Former Student Survey: Four Years of Graduates. Results from Surveys of AISD Students.
Since 1991, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) has asked former students about their public school experiences and present activities. The Former Student Survey helps the district determine its effectiveness in meeting its objective that all students who exit the Austin schools will be able to perform successfully in their subsequent endeavors. High school graduates of the classes of 1990 through 1993 were asked what they were doing, which courses were most useful, and how prepared they felt for their current activities. Samples consisted of a random selection from each class, representing about 20 to 35% of each class, and ranging from a low of 2,768 from the class of 1992 to 2,947 from the class of 1990. About one half to three fourths of former students attended schools of higher learning, and about one third to two thirds were employed full- or part-time. About one third were in school full-time and working part-time. Relatively few (5% or less) entered the armed services. English was the course most often selected as the most useful course, with mathematics selected as the second most useful. Most students (69 to 75%) in all graduating classes strongly agreed or agreed that they were adequately prepared for their present activities. (Contains five figures and three references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Performance Audit and Evaluation.