ERIC Number: ED439228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Texas School-to-Careers Student Evaluation Project: Student Perceptions of the Impact of School-to-Careers Programs, Services, and Activities on Their Post-High School Experiences. Final Report.
Bristow, Roy D.; Anderberg, Marc
High school graduates from a self-selected group of school districts in Texas were surveyed early in the year after graduation regarding the extent to which they were engaged in activities endorsed by the state's School-to-Careers (STC) initiative during their senior year in high school. Since the STC initiative had only begun during these students' senior year, and most programs were still being planned while few were being implemented, the data gathered are regarded as baseline for comparison to successive student exit cohorts. The study did find, however, that the students surveyed generally were receptive to, and even enthusiastic about, the kinds of systemic reforms inspired by STC. For the most part, however, they were unaware of the specific school-based, work-based, and connecting activities available in their respective school districts (if, indeed, any activities had actually been implemented). Therefore, the study concluded that any positive results documented in this first-wave study should be attributed to specific programs that preceded the STC initiative. The student questionnaire and selected respondents' report cards are appended. (Contains 20 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, High School Graduates, High School Seniors, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.soicc.state.tx.us/TxSchool2Car/index.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Workforce Commission, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas