ERIC Number: ED470631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The High School Report IV: The Placement, Performance and Persistence of New Students from SFUSD High Schools.
This is the fourth annual High School Report on placement, performance, and persistence of new 16 to 19 year-old high school graduates at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) (California). The current report focuses solely on high school graduates at CCSF during the fall 2001 and spring 2002 semesters. Students attending CCSF who did not graduate from high school are deliberately excluded. The report concentrates on the performance of graduating San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) students, although it also incorporates some data on additional new high school graduates at CCSF for comparison purposes. Some of the highlights of the report include the following: (1) student success and persistence generally increased from the first report in 1999 through the current report; (2) grade point average (GPA) increased from 2.09 (spring 1999) to 2.27 (spring 2002); (3) 14% of SFUSD students placed at a transfer level, compared to 4% of private school students; (4) 82% of SFUSD students re-enrolled for the Spring semester (2% higher than the previous year); and (5) this year's students passed a higher percentage of units (59.5% compared to 56%). Performance and persistence by ethnicity findings include the following: African American and Hispanic students performed below the average GPA (2.25) for fall 2001, with GPAs of 1.64 and 1.92, respectively. (Contains 13 tables.) (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Students, Community Colleges, Placement, School Demography, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.ccsf.edu/Offices/Research_Planning/pdf/schoolv3.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.