ERIC Number: ED429162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Plans of the 1998 Graduates, Los Angeles Unified School District. Publication No. 711.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (California) conducts an annual survey of the educational experiences and plans of its high school graduates. Results from the 1998 survey are analyzed and summarized in this report, with results by ethnicity and gender reported only when there are large group differences. In fall 1997, 28,316 seniors were enrolled in LAUSD schools, and of these, 15,875 (56%) completed questionnaires for the study. More than 95% of the respondents expected to graduate. Their mean score (from student reports) for the Scholastic Assessment Test mathematics component was 530 and the verbal mean was 510. About 16% had considered dropping out of school and decided against it. Approximately 36% planned to attend 4-year colleges full time, and 25% planned to attend 2-year colleges full-time. A large percentage of Asian student planned to attend 4-year schools full-time. Most students intended to go to state schools. Teaching was the occupation planned by the largest number of students. Seniors noted the quality of education, teachers, variety of programs, school locations, counselors, and extracurricular activities as the top features of their schools, but they identified lack of money as the greatest problem facing their schools. Appendixes comprising half the report contain tables of study data and the graduate questionnaire. (Contains 13 figures and 9 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.