The DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) Class of 1982: Characteristics of Students Remaining in the Same High School, 1980-1982.
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The Department of Defense Dependents Schools DoDDS serve dependents of military and civilian personnel serving overseas. This Note aims to update an earlier study High School and Beyond, HSB, and characterize the DoDDS senior class of 1982 in terms of their performance on cognitive tests, their high school experiences, activities outside school, and plans for college, by comparing them with 1982 seniors in stateside public, private, and parochial schools. Based on a sample of 423 DoDDS 1982 seniors who, in the spring of 1982 had not left the high school they attended in spring 1980, the study suggests four conclusions 1 Generalizations based on data from the DoDDS sophomore cohort of HSB are greatly limited in scope and may therefore be limited in utility 2 Sophomores who stayed in the same high school from 1980 to 1982 stayers differed significantly from those who left leavers in terms of their background, cognitive-test performance, high school program, and life values 3 the pattern of relations between stayers characteristics and cognitive-test performance, high school participation variables, employment, and plans for college are generall similar to the patterns for high school students at large and 4 DoDDS officials might consider policies that increase time spent on homework and decrease that spent watching television.
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