DRAFT – 2/9/00

Archived Information
STUDENT #: _______________
SURVEY OF GEAR UP PARTICIPANTS
(Middle School Grades)

A.

SCHOOL AND SCHOOL WORK

1.

Who usually helps you with your homework?
A teacher at your school..............................
A GEAR UP tutor........................................
A GEAR UP mentor....................................
Your mother, father or guardian...................
Another adult in your home.........................
Your brother or sister...................................
A classmate or friend...................................
Some other person
Who?
......

2.

Yes

No








Compared with other students, how hard do you think you work in school?
Much harder......................
Harder................................
About the same..................
Not as hard........................
Much less hard..................

3.

What type of student do you consider yourself?
Excellent............................
Good..................................
Fair....................................
Poor...................................

4.

How important to you is what each of the following people think you should do about your education?
(CHECK ONE BOX IN EACH ROW)
Not
Somewhat
Very
important
important
important
Parent(s) or Guardian(s).............................................


Teacher(s) ..................................................................


Guidance Counselor (s)..............................................


Principal or Assistant Principal..................................


Religious leader (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.)............


Friend(s) ....................................................................


Coach..........................................................................


GEAR UP staff (mentors, tutors, staff, etc.) ............


1

DRAFT – 2/9/00

Some other person
Who?
B.
5.

............

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT COLLEGE

Have you talked with your school counselor or someone else at your school about the entrance
requirements for college?
Yes......................
No.......................

6.

Do you have an idea of what courses you should take in high school to prepare you for college?
Yes......................
No.......................

7.

Have you heard of the following types of postsecondary schools?
Yes
2-year or community college..............................
4-year college or university................................
Vocational, trade or business school...................
Other school
(Describe)
............

8.




How much do you think it costs to attend a 4-year public college in your state for one year?

4-year public college

9.

No

$_________

How important to your future is getting an education beyond high school?
Very important...................
Somewhat important.........
Not important....................
Don’t know........................

10.

Do you think a person with a college degree earns more money in year than a person who does not have a
college degree?
Yes......................
No.......................
Don’t know.........

2

DRAFT – 2/9/00

C.
11.

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

Do you think you will continue your education after high school (that is, go to college or attend a trade
school, etc.)?
Yes......................
No.......................
Not Sure..............

12.

From whom do you get most of your information about your options for continuing your education after
high school?
Parent(s) or Guardian(s)....................................................
Brother(s) or sister(s).........................................................
Guidance Counselor..........................................................
Teacher(s) .........................................................................
Principal or Assistant Principal.........................................
Religious leader (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.)...................
Friend(s) ...........................................................................
An adult in the GEAR UP program...................................
Someone else
Who?
..........

13.

How far in school do you think you will get after high school? (CHECK ONLY ONE)
Certificate program (less than 2-year program)..........................
AA or Associates degree (2-year degree)...................................
BA or Bachelor’s degree (4-5 year degree)................................
Graduate or professional degree (MA, Ph.D., law, MD)............
Don’t know.................................................................................

14.

What is the main reason you would not continue your education after high school?
(CHECK ONE)
It costs too much or I cannot afford it..............................................................
I need or want to work......................................................................................
My grades are not good enough.......................................................................
I’m just not interested.......................................................................................
I want to join the military service.....................................................................
I want to start a family or I need to take care of my family.............................
Some other reason. What reason?
.......

15.

Do you think you will be able to afford to attend a 4-year college or university after high school?
Definitely..........................
Probably............................
Not Sure............................
I doubt it............................
3

DRAFT – 2/9/00

Definitely not....................
D.
16.

YOUR FAMILY

During the past year, have you discussed the academic requirements for attending a 4-year college with any
adults in your household?
Yes........
No.........

17.

How much education do you think your parent(s) or guardian(s) want you to get? (CHECK ONE BOX IN
EACH COLUMN)
Father
(or male guardian)

Mother
(or female guardian)











Does not apply............................................................
Less than high school graduation...............................
High school graduation only......................................
Certificate (less than 2 year program)........................
AA or Associates degree (2-year degree)...................
BA or Bachelor’s degree (4-5 year degree)................
Graduate or professional degrees (such as, MA or
Masters, Ph.D. or doctorate, MD or medical
doctor, or law degree A)........................................
18.

Did any of your family members attend or get a college degree?
Yes
Mother or female guardian................................................
Father or male guardian.....................................................
Brother(s) or sister(s).........................................................
Grandparent(s)...................................................................
E.

19.

BACKGROUND

Are you . . .
Male? or..............
Female?...............

20.

When were you born?
|___|___|-|___|___|-|___|___|___|___|
Month
Day
Year

4

No

Not Sure







DRAFT – 2/9/00

21.

How do you describe yourself? (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)
American Indian or Alaska Native...............................
Asian.............................................................................
Black or African American...........................................
Hispanic or Latino........................................................
White............................................................................
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander..................
Other (Describe)
.......

5

DRAFT – 2/9/00

F.
22.

GEAR UP PARTICIPATION

Overall, how much would you say you participate in the GEAR UP program?
Always or Almost always................
Most of the time...............................
About half the time..........................
Sometimes.......................................
Never or Almost never.....................

23.

During the past school year, how often did you attend each of the following types of activities provided by
the GEAR UP program?

Activity
Tutoring in math.................................
Tutoring in English.............................
Tutoring in other academic subject(s)
Tutoring for SAT, ACT or other
college entrance exam
.....................................................
Tutoring, other
(specify) ___________................
Computer assisted lab,
any type.......................................
Mentoring...........................................
Attended class at a college
Subject: _____________
.....................................................
Counseling/advising for College........
Counseling, personal..........................
Attending workshop on college
preparation
.....................................................
Attending workshop on study skills...
Attending workshop on careers..........
Attending other workshop..................
Visiting a college................................
Visiting a job site................................
Attending a cultural event..................
Some other type visit..........................
Job shadowing....................................
College student shadowing.................
College professional shadowing.......
Other shadowing
Describe: ___________...............
GEAR UP family activity...................

Every
day

Frequently

Occasionally

A few
times

Did not
attend

Not
offered





















































































6

DRAFT – 2/9/00

24.

Overall, how satisfied are you with the GEAR UP program?
Very Satisfied...................................
Satisfied...........................................
Dissatisfied......................................
Very dissatisfied...............................

25.

Are you satisfied with the services you received from the program for each of the following activities?

Tutoring..............................................
Mentoring...........................................
Class at a college................................
Counseling..........................................
Workshops..........................................
College campus visit..........................
Job site visit........................................
Cultural event.....................................
College student shadowing.................
College professional shadowing.........
Family activity....................................

26.

Very
satisfied

Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Very
dissatisfied

Did not
attend



















































As part of your participation in the program, have you received a 21st Century Scholar Certificate? This
certificate indicates how much financial assistance you may be eligible to receive from the federal
government for college.
Yes.....................................
No......................................

27.

IF YOU RECEIVED THIS CERTIFICATE, Has receiving this certificate changed your plans about
college?
Yes.....................................
No......................................

28.

Has being in the GEAR UP program changed your plans about going to college?
Yes.....................................
No......................................

7

DRAFT – 2/9/00

29.

IF THE PROGRAM HAS CHANGED YOUR PLANS, What was the biggest factor?
Information about financial aid and how much college costs...................
Information about the benefits of going to college...................................
Tutoring or help with school work............................................................
Mentoring..................................................................................................
Visits to college campus............................................................................
Other (please explain) _______________................................................

8

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful