ERIC Number: ED431831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Plans of the 1997 Graduates, Los Angeles Unified School District. Publication No. 700.
This report provides information on the educational experiences and plans of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (California) 1997 graduates. Seniors from regular, continuation, and opportunity high schools and schools of choice and for handicapped students were surveyed. In October 1996, there were 27,387 seniors in the LAUSD schools. Of these, 15,496 completed questionnaires for the survey. Approximately half of these students held part-time jobs while in high school. A large percentage took general academics (48%) and college preparatory courses (48%), and only 4% took vocational courses. Over 16% of these seniors had taken English-as-a-Second-Language courses. As of one month before graduation, 51% of the seniors had taken the Scholastic Assessment Tests and 20% had taken the ACT Assessment. About 36% of the seniors planned to attend 4-year colleges and 25% planned to attend 2- year colleges. Seniors noted their teachers and the quality of education as the best features of their schools, and they rated all areas of their instruction as close to "above average." While they considered their schools' reputations, spirit, and instructional programs as "average," they rated the condition of their school buildings and classrooms as slightly "below average." Appendixes contain tables of study data and the student survey. (Contains 13 figures and 26 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Research Branch.