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Summer 2008 Bloom High School REFs Parent Survey

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Bloom HS REFs Parent Survey Summer 08

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

The table below summarizes the number of children reported upon by the parents, by gender.

Gender Frequency
Male 16
Female 8

The parents were asked to respond to the follow aspects of the REFs program:

  • As a result of Summer REFS, (my child) looked forward to going to school:
  • My child and I talked about Summer REFS:
  • As a result of Summer REFS, (my child) will do better in school:

Looks forward to school

As the table and chart below show, by far the majority of the parents agree that REFS has helped their children look forward to school.

  Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
As result of REFS, s/he looking forward to schoolUndecided 101
Yes 15823
Total 16824

Parent talk to child about REFS

As the table and chart below show, by far the majority of the parents report that they talked to their child about REFs.

  Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
My child and I talked about REFSNo 202
Undecided 011
Yes 14721
Total 16824

Child Will do better in school

As the table and chart below show, by far the majority of the parents agree that, as a result of REFs their child will do better in school.

  Gender
MaleFemaleTotal
Expect s/he will do better in schoolUndecided 101
Yes 15823
Total 16824

Some of the parent comment are summarized below

Explanation (why my child will do better in school) Summer REFs helped her/him in the following ways Summer REFs could be improved in the following ways
Helps to become more familiar with the school and the surroundings. (4 times) Understands school subjects more (mentioned 5 times) Make the program until the end of July. (2 times)
More interested in reading and mathematics (2 times) Not to get relaxed over the summer. To know that education is year round. Make it easier for the child to be picked up at the closest school instead of walking far away to another school.
She/he has more confidence about school. (3 times) More motivated about school work Continue to make learning fun and exciting
He feels more confident. His reading + math he feels more secure about that he\'s doing.
By reviewing past subjects to keep his mind fresh. Just keep things current. Make it more challenging.less review
I am thankful for this program, It gives my child extra help also my child won\'t be as anxious and scared about starting High School grammar/Reading/math This program is excellent
Because he had an opportunity He learned more and he is more sure about high school. if it were longer

 

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