Factors Associated with Education and Work after High School for the Classes of 2008 and 2009

Factors Associated With Education and Work after High School for the Classes of 2008 and 2009

Date: February 2012
Publication Type: Final Report. 93pp.

Factors Associated with Education and Work after High School for the Classes of 2008 and 2009 is the third report in a series examining factors linked to successful postsecondary transitions, and it builds upon information gained from earlier Student Futures Project multivariate analyses on smaller samples of surveyed 2006 and 2007 Central Texas graduates.

This paper presents a synthesis of the information from the two reports on the
education and certification levels of ECCE professionals, the level of workplace preparedness
experienced by survey respondents, the capacity of IHEs to prepare students on a variety of
workplace skills as reported by IHE administrators, and an analysis of the relationship between
the professional’s sense of preparedness and IHE academic offerings.  Challenges facing both
students and institutions are analyzed, followed by recommendations for future research and
policy issues.his report discusses findings from the senior surveys conducted in the spring of 2012. Some notable student responses for the class of 2012 include when students first started thinking about college, how often during each week they studied for high school subjects, how well they felt their high school coursework prepared them for college coursework, and the types of colleges they applied to. This report also finds differences between 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 seniors’ responses on topics such as the amount of time spent working in paid employment outside of high school, their plans for postsecondary education, and their perceptions about the ease of applying for financial aid.
 
Ray Marshall Center


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