ERIC Number: ED456184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1998 Graduates.
St. Clair, Sibyl Y.
This report presents data regarding the educational and occupational status of high school graduates responding to the 1998 Detroit Public Schools' Graduate Survey, also noting respondents' perceptions of the quality of their academic training and the degree to which it helped them in their present situation. Respondents achieved higher mean scale scores on three standardized tests than did non-respondents. Nearly all respondents were or had been employed, or enrolled in a military program after graduation. About 27 percent described their current employment status as full-time. The most common reason for unemployment since graduation was going to school. When grading the overall quality of their respective high schools, over 80 percent of the respondents gave grades of A, B, or C. Close to 57 percent of the survey respondents indicated that they had taken college preparatory courses. The job positions held by the majority of responding graduates were cashier for females and restaurant/food service worker for males. Of those responding to the survey, 64 percent indicated that they were enrolled in a postsecondary program full time, while 2.7 percent indicated they were part-time students. The Michigan postsecondary program attended by most respondents was Wayne State University. The out-of-state postsecondary program most often attended was Howard University (which was also the most frequently attended Historically Black College). The survey is appended. (Contains 34 tables.) (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.