School Wide Survey 

Questions: 

1. Do you feel this school provides students sufficient preparation for the SAT/ACT and the college process?

2. Do you feel the need to seek help from outside prep classes/tutors for SAT/ACT preparation?

  1. Have you ever had the school schedule you a meeting with the school college counselor to discuss college options or your college future?
  2. Based on the resources currently made available to you by TSS, do you feel that by your senior year the school will have adequately prepared you for and informed you completely about the college process?

Results

9th Grade: 

Question 1: Yes 84%  No16%

Question 2: Yes 56%  No 44%

Question 3: Yes 12%  No 88%

Question 4: Yes 84%  No 16%

 

10th Grade:

Question 1: Yes 60%   No 40%

Question 2: Yes 64%  No 36%

Question 3: Yes 24%  No 76%

Question 4: Yes 60%  No 40%

 

11th Grade:

Question 1: Yes 36%  No 64%

Question 2: Yes 64%  No 36%

Question 3: Yes 24%  No 76%

Question 4: Yes 48%  No 52%

 

12th Grade:

Question 1: Yes 5%    No 95%

Question 2: Yes 82%  No 18%

Question 3: Yes 45%  No 55%

Question 4: Yes 45%  No 55%

 

Senior Survey 

Questions: 

1. Do you feel that by your senior year this school had adequately educated you and informed you enough to begin the college application process?

2. Do you feel you received enough assistance from your school advisors and college counselor during the college application process?

3. Did you feel the need to consult outside help during the college application process?

  1. Do you wish you received more college consulting and preparation from this school in you freshman through junior year, and more college application assistance in your senior year?

Results

Question 1: Yes 45%  No 55%

Question 2: Yes 59%  No 41%

Question 3: Yes 68%  No 32%

Question 4: Yes 73%  No 27%

 

These results reflect that lower classmen generally have high expectations for the amount of college prep and SAT/ACT prep they will receive from their school, but by their senior year they are dissatisfied with the preparation they received. In the 9th grade, the majority of students believe this school provides sufficient preparation for the SAT/ACT and college process, and will  have adequately prepared them by their senior year. However, senior surveys show that this attitude changes by senior year, as the majority of seniors answered that they did not receive enough preparation and wished they received more assistance from their school advisors and counselors in 9th-12th grade years. These results show that there is a serious gap between the perceived reality of the upper school’s SAT/ACT and college preparation program, and the reality that such a program is insufficient and virtually nonexistent. This gap needs to be closed immediately, and the school’s college preparation system must be dramatically transformed to do so.

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