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Austin Seniors Tell It Straight Up In 2009 High School Exit Survey
September 14, 2009 - The Class of 2009 has graduated, but Austin School District officials are reviewing their comments in the 2009 High School Exit Survey, administered to seniors in every AISD high school last Spring.
The seniors were asked to respond to questions in seven topic areas: Postsecondary Intentions and Family Support; High School Experiences, Campus Climate, and Civic Engagement; Instruction and Technology; Postsecondary Preparation and Advising; Final Thoughts; and Open-Ended Comments.
The response rate among seniors was 78.8 percent, or 3,365 students. With ethnic and gender distribution of the survey sample closely resembling the senior class, results can be considered representative of the entire senior class.
Some key findings of the 2009 High School Exit Survey:
In the open-ended section of the survey, seniors criticized the conditions of campus restrooms, dress codes, lunch options, and technology and cell phone restrictions.
Conversely, a common sentiment expressed was appreciation for the assistance and support of campus and district staff. One student wrote, "Iím grateful that there were teachers at my school who were available at all times to help me out when I needed it."
AISDís full 2009 High School Exit Survey is available online at: http://www.austinisd.org/inside/docs/ope_08-59_2009_HS_Exit_Survey_Report_20090909.pdf
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