Responding “Yes” to question Part A: 1a will open up “Part B” questions because we would like to get more information on the educational experience and how it prepared you. Please provide as much information as you can. To help you understand the questions and answer them correctly we have provided detailed explanations for each one of them.
I have some questions about your schooling or training.
You are now moving to the topic of education or training for the next set of questions (Q3-Q5). This section is skipped if you are not pursuing education or training.
3. In your major area of study or training, how much do you use the skills you learned in this program? Would you say you use them a lot, some, hardly ever, or not at all?
Purpose: This question shows the extent to which your post-high school study or training relates to the career pathway chosen or the technical education you received.
Response Coding: “A lot,” “Some,” “Hardly ever,” or “Not at all.”
Continuation to next question: If you feel you use your skills “Hardly ever” (3) or “Not at all” (4), continue with Q3a about future use. Otherwise, go to Q4.
Uses of the data: This survey item gives part of the data we need to determine whether your area of study relates to the CTE program you completed. The State uses the data to report related placement. This helps decide program rank for Added Cost funding purposes (“Related” education is compared to “unrelated” education for reporting purposes).
If “Hardly ever” or “Not at all”:
3a. Right now you don’t use your training, but how much do you anticipate using it in the future... a lot, some, hardly ever, or not at all?
Purpose: Students beginning higher education usually need to take basic courses. These courses may not allow use of the skills of your declared major. This question tries to catch the potential relatedness of your college track to your secondary CTE training.
Interpretation: “In the future” means as a junior, senior, or graduate student if in an extended program such as medicine or architecture.
Continuation to next question: Go to Q4.
4. Where are you going to school?
Purpose: This question identifies the type of institution you are attending for your continued education.
Continuation to next question: Go to Q5.
Uses of the data: Local agencies use this data. The State uses it with data from Q1 to report the number of students who continue their educations in each type of school.
Potential Problem: You may be enrolled in one facility but taking classes in another. For example, you may be enrolled in an auto mechanics class at a community college that is held at an area career technical center.
Solution: Report where you are enrolled or where you are registered. This is the facility of interest.
5. What type of program are you in?
If no current job, skip to Part D.
Purpose: This question helps to identify the type of program you are pursuing.
Prompt: To clarify, when your study or training is complete, will you receive a certificate, Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree; or are you in an apprenticeship, on-the-job training program or other type of program?
Continuation to next question: If you are not currently employed, skip to Part D. Otherwise, continue with the employment section.
Uses of the data: Local agencies use this data. The state uses it with data from Q1 to report the number of students who continue their educations in each type of program.
Follow-Up Self-Survey Introduction
Part A: Current Status
Part B: School/Training
Part C: Employment
Part D: Only If Not Working
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