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Spring 2006 Bloom High School Student Survey

Bloom District 206

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Attitudes toward school/after school programs

N students = 39
Students respond ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to each of the following:

  • I look forward to school.
  • My parents talk to me about school.
  • I look forward to tutoring.
  • I think I am doing better in school.

The following graph shows the proportion of students responding ‘yes’. The data indicate that while about 80% look forward to school, have parents who talk to them about school, and think they are doing better in school, only about 2/3 of the students look forward to the after school tutoring program.

End of the School Year

As noted above, a student receives a score of 1 for answering yes to each of the four prompts. The resulting score is called a ‘positive disposition score’ and was distributed as shown in the table below.

Positive Disposition

 FrequencyPercentValid PercentCumulative

N students = 39 (2 responses missing)
The majority of the students report a positive feeling toward school and the after school program.

The students were also asked on what subject they spent most time during the after school program, and as a result, in what subject the felt they most improved.

As the graphs below suggest, the time spent during the after school program seemed to the students to result in improved school achievement in those subjects - Mathematics and English/Reading, respectively.


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