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Summer 2008 Bloom High School REFs Student Survey

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Bloom High School Student REFs Summer 08 Sept 10

REFs is a summer program that is designed to help preparing incoming freshmen to be successful in English/Reading and mathematics.

Students in Summer 2008 REFs were surveyed about their opinions of the program.

The table below summarizes the students by their race/ethnicity and gender. Data were complete for 55 of the students.

Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
RaceBlack/Afr Amer251338
Hispanic/Latino10515
White022
Total352055

The students were asked these questions:

YesNo
Did you look forward to going to Summer REFs?
Did your parents talk to you about Summer REFs?
Would you recommend Summer REFs to a friend?
Do you think REFS will help you do better in school?

Do you look forward to Summer REFs? Yes No

As the table and chart show, somewhat of a majority of the males report looking forward to REFS.

Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
Looking forward to going to REFs?No201131
Yes14822
Total341953

Do your parents talk to you about REFs?

The table and chart below indicate that the majority of students (more boys than girls) report their parents talking to them about REFS.

Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
Parents talk to you about REFs?No5611
Yes261036
Total311647

Would you recommend REFS to a friend?

A majority of the students reply that they would recommend REFS to a friend. See table and chart below.

Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
Recommend REFs to a friend?No549
Yes271239
Total321648

Do you think that REFS will help you do better in school?

As the table and chart below show, the vast majority (45 out of 48) of students were in agreement that REFS will help them do better in school. (See also below a summary of reasons given for both positive and negative responses.)

Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
REFs will help do better in school?No303
Yes291645
Total321648

The following table summarizes some reasons that Bloom HS students gave for "How REFs will help me in school". The most commonly cited reason is "Gave head start". A typical negative response was "not much new taught".

Why REFS helped me Why REFS did NOT help
Gave me a head start (mentioned 5 times) Nothing new was taught
Helpful review of school subjects (mentioned 4 times)
It will help me improve in all my subjects
Helped me with reading (mentioned 4 times)
Get extra credit (mentioned 3 times) Because I dont need help
Help with mathematics (3 times)
Because you.re not just watching you are learning
I think Refs would help you in school because its like preparation before school.

 

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