ERIC Number: ED434571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Regents Honors Academy: A Follow-Up Study.
Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.
This study examined the impact of the Kansas Regents Honors Academy on students who had completed the program since its inception in 1986. A total of 504 of the approximately 1,640 academically superior graduating high school students completed a survey questionnaire that focused on demographic data, college data (degrees, majors, grade point average, and scholarships), community and leisure activities, and honors program experiences. The majority of respondents indicated that the strongest aspect of the Academy was its ability to provide them with a college experience without having to actually enroll at a university. Social awareness and peer interaction were listed as the most valuable assets gained from the Academy experience. It was also found that 79.3 percent of the respondents remained in Kansas to attend one of the six universities participating in the Regents Academy or other Kansas institutions, and that 91.7 percent of respondents received scholarships to attend higher education institutions. At the baccalaureate level, the most popular major was biology, followed by social science, business, engineering, education, English, and math/computer science. Recommendations regarding the continuation of the Kansas Regents Honors Academy are included. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (Contains 21 references and 18 tables.) (MDM)
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, State Programs, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs
University Printing Services, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801-5087.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas