ERIC Number: ED429140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
"Getting Ready for Life" Survey Results 1996-97. Research Report on Survey Results.
Houston Independent School District, TX.
"Getting Ready for Life: How To Make High School Work for You" is a guide to be used by Houston Independent School District (HISD) (Texas) high school students in making choices and describing their options related to course credits, academic programs, scholarships, extracurricular activities, employment opportunities, and preparing for career and college. A student survey was conducted to gather opinions of students about the usefulness of this resource book. A total of 665 completed student surveys were received, representing a return rate of about 45%. Over 50% of respondents were female. Overall, responses were positive. Twenty-seven percent of the respondents indicated that they had a copy of the book. A majority, 65%, agreed or strongly agreed that it is a good investment to give students this kind of information. Recommendations include ensuring that school counseling and guidance staff make sure the book is available to students and conducting the student survey at the beginning of the spring semester to increase student responses. An appendix contains the student survey. (Contains three tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.