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ERIC Number: ED529464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
DoDEA Seniors' Postsecondary Plans and Scholarships, 2009
Embler, Sandra; Graves, Stacy
Department of Defense Education Activity
This report summarizes the postsecondary intentions and scholarship monies earned by high school graduates of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in SY08-09. As part of the process for planning for postsecondary life, seniors indicate whether they are planning to attend a 4-year college/university, junior/community college, or vocational/technical school; seek employment or an apprenticeship/on the job training; enlist in the military; join Job Corps; or have other postsecondary plans. Students also report the scholarships, financial aid, and grant monies they have been offered as well as which of those monies offered they have accepted or are planning to accept. It should be noted that data related to students' postsecondary plans and scholarship monies are self-reported by students and may not represent the absolute postsecondary status of DoDEA graduates or the totality of scholarship monies offered and accepted by students. All analyses in this report are based on those students (N=2,988) who were seniors enrolled in a DoDEA high school as of April 2009. Therefore, findings do not include seniors who may have withdrawn prior to or entered after this date. Based on interpretive guidance from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), statistical tests are used throughout this report to determine if observed differences between groups are actually different. "If the difference is statistically significant, the report describes the group averages or percentages as being different (e.g., one group was higher or lower than another group), regardless of whether the averages or percentages appear to be approximately the same. The reader is cautioned to rely on the results of the statistical tests rather than on the apparent magnitude of the difference between groups" (NCES, 2008). (Contains 5 tables, 5 figures and 2 footnotes.) [For the previous report, "DoDEA Seniors' Postsecondary Plans and Scholarships, 2008," see ED529456.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: United States