A Study of 190 Adults Enrolled in a High School Completion Program via Television
The problem. This particular study was of a dual purpose. First, it was to derive the number of adults enrolled in a high completion program via television who successfully completed the necessary testing to earn an Iowa High School Equivalency Certificate as a result of the instruction they received. Secondly, it was to conduct a survey that would yield information pertaiing to the characteristics of participants for the possible planning and promotion of future television programs. Methodology. Des Moines Area Community College and six other Iowa area schools cooperatively sponsored the program and promoted it in their respective districts. They each developed the necessary educational materials to be utilized in conjunction with the televised tape presentations. As a result of the registration process, the division was able to obtain the mailing address of every enrollee with the exception of a small percentage. A suvey instrument was developed and mailed to 1106 participants with a 190 being returned for further study. Summary. A total of 109 persons successfully completed testing, 129 successfully completed partial testing while another 106 were approved by the State Department of Public Instruction to begin their testing at anytime. The division also gained considerable information regarding the characteristics of the participants; i.e., sex, age, occupation and last grade completed.