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

# 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 Children Frequency 1 13 2 6 Total 19

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 Male Female Total 9 My child and I talk abut the Program No 0 1 1 Yes 2 2 4 Total 2 3 5 10 My child and I talk abut the Program Yes 1 2 3 Total 1 2 3 11 My child and I talk abut the Program Yes 1 3 4 Total 1 3 4 12 My 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 done longer time frame for tutoring My daughter is trying to get better, she is getting there Doing better with her homework More 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