Student Survey: Fall 2021

This survey helps us learn if GEAR UP is helping you with school; we ask you to complete one at the beginning and end of each year. Your individual responses will not be shared with your teachers or affect your grades. Only GEAR UP staff will see your individual responses. Also, survey responses will be combined before they are presented to non-GEAR UP staff.  

Student Information

Please select your school:      

What grade are you in?      

What language do you speak at home? (You may choose more than one.)

Education Plans

1. How important to your future is getting an education beyond high school?

2a. Do you think you will go to college (e.g., a two-year, four-year, or technical/trade school)?

2b. If you answered Yes, do you plan to enroll immediately (the first fall) after finishing high school?

2c. If you answered Yes in #2a, what grade were you in when you decided that you were going to go to college?

2d. If you answered No in #2a, what is the main reason? (Mark only one)

3. What is the highest level of education that you WOULD LIKE to obtain?

4. What is the highest level of education that you EXPECT to obtain?

High school/GEAR UP

5a. Are you aware of the Advanced Opportunities program (dual enrollment, workforce development, CTE examinations)?
5b. Have you participated in the Advanced Opportunities program (dual enrollment, workforce development, CTE examinations) while in high school?

6. Have you met with the GEAR UP Coordinator in your school, or participated in an activity led by him/her during the current school year so far?

7. Which of the following GEAR UP services HAS helped you with school or planning for your future? (Mark all that apply)

8. Which of the following GEAR UP services WOULD BE helpful to you this year? (Mark all that apply)

9. How helpful has GEAR UP been in helping you do better in school or planning for your future?

College Information

10. How much do you think it costs to attend a four-year public college full-time in Idaho (e.g., Boise State Univ., Univ. of Idaho) for one year? Only include the tuition costs and mandatory fees - NOT housing/books/living expenses.

11. You can earn a bachelor’s degree at a two-year college or community college.
12. All majors are available at all universities.
13. You don’t have to choose a major before you begin college.
14. Dual credit courses are courses you can take in high school to get credit for college.

15. If you have created an education/career plan during an advising session, do you think this plan has helped you understand high school graduation requirements and college expectations?

16. If you have participated in your school’s career exploration activities, such as career fairs, career information systems, internships, or job shadowing sessions, do you think…
Don’t know/Did not participate
16a. ...they have helped you gain knowledge of new career opportunities?
16b. ...they have helped you understand the education and skills needed to obtain the job you want?

17. Do you plan to take a dual credit course during high school?

18. At a college or university, where would you go to learn of ways to pay for your education?

19. Which of the following funding do you have to pay back?

20. Which of these schools offers mostly associate degrees?

21. Which of these degrees requires you to earn the most college credits?

Skills Development

22. Please think about the following statements and assess how much they represent your thoughts, abilities, and behavior.

Yes, definitely
Not at all
a. I have ways to help me think about things I do and do not do well (e.g., journaling, reviewing schoolwork).
b. I choose and participate in activities that will help me practice something that I want to do well.
c. I can think about a task (e.g., a school project or game) and say which parts I feel confident that I can do.
d. I know how to explore different careers, based on my interests and strengths.
e. I can describe a goal, including the steps needed to accomplish it and the type of help I might need.
f. I ask questions to help me understand a topic.
g. I am able to summarize what I learn (e.g., in writing or in discussions).
h. I use what I learn to develop my viewpoint.
i. I can provide evidence to support my opinion.
j. I have thought about the trade-offs between saving money for a goal versus spending it now on something else.
k. I make choices that help me stay focused on reaching my goal.
l. I think about choices I’ve made, and what I might do the same or differently in the future.
m. I engage in personal reflection.
n. I use what I learn in order to change/update my thoughts or attitude.
o. I use feedback to figure out my strengths and weaknesses.
p. I look for opportunities to build on my skills or develop new skills.
q. I recognize situations that lead to unhealthy thoughts or behaviors, and have developed strategies to avoid them.
r. I can come up with a way to work with others to solve a problem or improve a situation.
s. I can positively affect my community.
t. I reflect on what I have learned, including what I could have done differently, how I affected a situation, and what the next steps could be.
u. When working on a project, I can create a focused message about what I want to communicate.
v. When working on a project, I can use various sources of information to help support my work.
w. I can tailor a project toward a goal.
x. I can tailor a project to the person who will read/see it.
y. I can develop a central idea using evidence.
z. I organize my ideas in a logical way that is easy for someone to follow.