MSTE
Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
College of Education @ University of Illinois

# Fall 2006 Bloom High School Parent Survey

#### Bloom District 206

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Opinions on the After School Tutoring/Homework Help Program

Thirty-six parents responded to the survey, with data complete for 24 students. The students are classified by gender and year in school as in the table below.

 Year in School Total 10 11 12 Gender Male 2 2 4 8 Female 3 4 9 16 Total 5 6 13 24

The data are graphed below

The parents were asked the number of students having attended the After School/Tutoring program last year as well as the current year. Results are graphed below.

• As a result of the program, does your (she or he) child look forward to going to school?

As the graph below indicates, nearly 30 of the parents responded, ‘Yes’, with 3 undecided and 2 stating ‘No.’

• My child and I talk about the After School Tutoring/ Homework Help Program

As the graph below indicates, 25 of the parents responded, ‘Yes’, with 4 undecided and 5 stating ‘No.’

As a result of the program, my child is doing better in.. (what subject)

As the above graph indicates, English is mentioned far more frequently as the subject in which the students are doing better as a result of the program.

The program has helped her/him in the following ways:

• Helped her learn the language better (Italian)
• Helps her to be a more "participating" student.
• Understand more of the language
• Read directions and take time on papers
• She looks forward to being in school and learns more. She is very cooperative person/eager to learn
• English(3)
• Work slower to realize more mistakes at hand
• Understand better
• Communicate better, learn to speak well, to know about his history and other country, and relations with them, etc.
• Understands work better
• Helped him understand problems he had
• He is more confident in math
• Do better on tests
• Has given her self-confidence and security
• He has fun in Math Leagues
• She understands what she is doing now
• Finish their homework
• Writing essays for class and scholarships
• More prepared for school
• She understands the subject
• To be more responsible with her school work
• Vocabulary-essay format, etc.
• Learning how to understand the problems in a different way
• Slowing down and realizing her mistakes
• Improved understanding of subject
• The program has helped her understand algebra a little better
• Writing

The program could be improved in the following ways:

• Fine the way it is
• I don´t know of any
• Stay open until 5 o´clock
• More teachers at her convenience
• More teachers
• More teachers at your convenience
• More teachers
• More communications between parents and teachers
• English
• None
• Should be available on Friday
• Have more teachers and students participate
• Little more help
• More space is needed
• Teachers from every subject
• None
• More teachers
• To allow the children to leave at any point
• Having more choices on how to tutor students
• More teachers (2)
• Better organization
• Content with the program