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Fall 2008 Bloom Trail High School Parent Survey

Bloom District 206

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Opinions on the After School Tutoring/Homework Help Program

Responses were received for 23 students, as noted in the table below. Data complete for 19 students.

Parents were first asked how many of their children took part in the after school program. The results are below, with most parents having one child attending.

N ChildrenFrequency
113
26
Total19

There were 5 males and 11 females for which data were complete. Year in school was somewhat evenly distributed for years 9 through 12.

Count
Gender
Male Female Total
Year in School 9 2 3 5
10 1 2 3
11 1 3 4
12 1 3 4
Total 5 11 16

The parents were asked:
  1. As a result of the after school program, does s/he look forward to school?
  2. As the table and graph below show:

    • . Almost all parents responded "yes"

    The data show that the parents are generally positive about the program.

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    Count
    Year in School Gender
    MaleFemaleTotal
    9 As result of program, child looks forward to schoolYes 134
    Total 134
    10 As result of program, child looks forward to schoolYes 123
    Total 123
    11 As result of program, child looks forward to schoolNo 112
    Yes 022
    Total 134
    12 As result of program, child looks forward to schoolUndecided 22
    Yes 11
    Total 33

  3. Do you and your child talk about the after school program?
  4. As the table and graph below show:

    Count
    Year in School Gender
    MaleFemaleTotal
    9My child and I talk abut the Program No 0 1 1
    Yes 2 2 4
    Total 2 3 5
    10My child and I talk abut the Program Yes 1 2 3
    Total 1 2 3
    11My child and I talk abut the Program Yes 1 3 4
    Total 1 3 4
    12My child and I talk abut the Program Yes 1 3 4
    Total 1 3 4

    The parents report, generally, that they and their child talk about the program.

    The parents were also asked to state in what subject their children, as a result of the program, were doing better.

    As the chart shows, the subject most mentioned was Science.

    The parents were then asked to comment on aspects of the after school program:

    The program has helped her/him in the following ways The program could be improved in the following ways
    It helped her understand the material (5 times)Have more options
    Helped him get work done he hadnt completed
    American history /social studies
    With her grades
    It gives him a little extra one on one w/ the teacher so he can really understand what is being taught
    The program has helped her get more homework donelonger time frame for tutoring
    My daughter is trying to get better, she is getting there
    Doing better with her homeworkMore Time
    To improve in class
    The program has helped her get more homework done.longer time frame for tutoring
    increased his willingness to work harder and study more A tracking sheet of what is being competed while in tutoring
    Organization of studies and responsibilities none
    no way. It is good the way it is
    Her biology teacher tutors her Not improving in the subject
    Understand the philosophy better Give in advance to whether the instructor will not be available or not to be present on certain day, Sometime they may have to oversee detention or not
    She is more motivated and no longer wants to give up More advanced math tutors
    She is building her confidence in her Geometry Class She is not getting the help she needs in Chemistry
    understanding the work more
    To see that if you ask for help there is someone to help you None
    helped him get work done he hadn not completed
    It helped her understand the material have more teaching options

 

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