Math, English Top List of Valued Classes

By Thomas Maurer St. Charles Post | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), September 8, 1994 | Go to article overview
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Math, English Top List of Valued Classes

Thomas Maurer St. Charles Post, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

If given another chance, high-school graduates in the Francis Howell School District would take advanced science and foreign-language classes. They would also take English literature and data-processing classes.

Those regrets, garnered from a recent survey, were outlined to the Francis Howell School Board last week at Barnwell Middle School.

Mary Aspedon, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction, says 287 high-school graduates were asked to complete a survey detailing their progress. Responses were obtained from 81 percent.

This survey looked at four major concerns that graduates encounter:

How useful were the courses they took.

Which courses they wished they would have taken.

How much assistance they had in planning for their futures.

Overall preparedness.

Nearly nine out of 10 graduates indicated that they had taken math and English courses, while 83 percent had taken business and office-education classes. When asked whether these courses had helped them, 58 percent responded that math was helpful, while 46 percent discovered that English literature and writing courses currently were useful to them. Courses that pertained to business and office education, particularly word processing, were acknowledged as being useful by 42 percent of those who took them.

More than half of the graduates indicated that parents, family and relatives had assisted them the most in planning for the future.

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