ERIC Number: ED405543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Higher Education Survey, 1996. Evaluation Report.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Evaluation is an important component of measuring educational effectiveness. The purpose of this survey is to analyze the attainment of "graduate standards," a school district's list of ten statements of adult roles, skills, and education all students need in order to be successful after high-school graduation. These standards encompass areas such as academic achievement, self-directed learning, complex thinking, communication skills, problem solving, interpersonal relationships, collaborative working, creative quality production, community contributions, and health consciousness. For the survey, two institutions of higher education rated eighty-four graduates of the school district. Students rated highest on strong interpersonal relating and lowest on collaborative work. The next highest rated category was community contributors, with the average of all standards falling in the middle range. The major purpose of this survey was to determine if there is agreement between higher educators' ratings and those of employers and the graduates themselves in terms of the graduate standards. The latter two measures are forthcoming. Five appendices list the graduate standards, the survey form, and survey results. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.