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Research and Evaluation
SY2011 Graduate Survey Report
Volume I: Class of 2011 High School Experience
 Kola K. Sunmonu, Ph.D. ~ Carole Portas Keane, Ph.D.
Prince George's County Public Schools
 Saeed Salehi, Ph.D.
Research, Assessment and Measurement, Inc. (R.A.M)



The purpose of the SY2011 Graduate Survey is to determine what PGCPS graduates plan to do with their lives and investigate their perceptions of how well their high school experience prepared them to take the next steps toward realizing their educational and career aspirations.   This report which constitutes Volume I of the SY2011 Graduate Survey Report focuses on how members of PGCPS’ Class of 2011 perceive the quality of the core academic courses they took, advisement they received, and extra-curricular activities available in their schools.  On a scale of excellent/good/fair/poor, two thirds or more of all survey respondents rated the instruction they received in core subjects (i.e., mathematics, English/language arts, science, and government as “excellent” or “good”.  The subject with the highest proportion of students rating it as excellent or good is English/language arts with 85 percent.  Mathematics instruction had the lowest proportion of “good” or “excellent” rating with 68 percent.  On the average, males, Asians, students who plan to attend four-year college, and students with higher academic performance are more likely to rate their schools as excellent or “good” on instruction in the core subjects.  The differences between the perceptions of students participating in the Free and Reduced-price Meals program (FARMS) and non-FARMS respondents with respect to instruction in the core subjects are small.  Based on the findings from the survey, we recommend that each high school increase support for students who are not going to college.

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