2010 Technology and Learning Resources Survey

The purpose of this survey is to determine the extent to which MLWGS students encounter technological and/or other resource-related barriers to the successful completion of their assignments and/or to participation in extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, and/or travel opportunities. Survey results will be reviewed by the administrative and counseling teams. Individual responses will be kept confidential. In future years, this survey will be administered to incoming ninth graders.

Name


A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. Please indicate the graduating class of which you are a member.*
    2011
    2012
    2013


  1. To what extent is English spoken in your home?*
    English is the primary language in my home.
    English is one of the languages spoken in my home, but it is NOT the primary language.
    English is seldom spoken in my home.


  1. Which of the following best describes your opinion about international travel and/or exchange opportunities at MLWGS?*
    It is valuable for students to participate in international travel and/or exchange opportunities as part of their educational experience at MLWGS.
    It is NOT particularly valuable for students to participate in international travel and/or exchange opportunities; therefore, such opportunities do not need to be part of students' educational experience at MLWGS.


  1. How many countries (not including the USA) have you visited in the past five years?*
    I have not traveled outside the USA
    1 or 2 countries
    3 or 4 countries
    5 or more countries


  1. Do you have a current, valid United States passport in your name?*
    Yes
    No


  1. Is there a functioning DVD player in your home?*
    Yes
    No


  1. How many desktop computers are in your home?*
    None
    1 or 2
    3 or more


  1. How many laptop computers are in your home?*
    None
    1 or 2
    3 or more


  1. Is there a functioning computer printer in your home?*
    I do not have a computer at home.
    Yes, there is a functioning computer printer in my home.
    No, there is not a functioning computer printer in my home.


  1. How often do you use a personal laptop at school?*
    I do not have a personal laptop.
    I typically use my personal laptop at school three or more days per week.
    I typically use my personal laptop at school once or twice per week.
    I rarely if ever bring my personal laptop to school.


  1. Would you like to be able to access the MLWGS network on your personal laptop while at school?*
    I do not have a personal laptop.
    Yes, I WOULD like to be able to access the MLWGS network on my laptop at school.
    No, I am NOT interested in being able to access the MLWGS network on my laptop at school.


  1. If you had access to the MLWGS network on your personal laptop while at school, for which of the following purposes would you use that access? Mark ALL that apply.*
    I do not have a personal laptop.
    Saving to my personal folder on the H: drive.
    Accessing files on the shared (S:) drive.
    Printing to a school printer.
    Using library databases only available on-campus (e.g. Project MUSE and Science Direct).
    Accessing the Internet for research and/or to use web-based applications like Google Docs.


  1. Please indicate the version(s) of Microsoft Office on your home computer(s). Check ALL that apply.*
    I do not have Microsoft Office at home.
    I have Office 2000.
    I have Office 2003.
    I have Office 2007.
    I have Microsoft Office, but I don't know which version it is.


  1. Please indicate what type of Internet access (if any) you have in your home.*
    I do not have Internet access at home.
    I have dial-up Internet access at home.
    I have high-speed access through a standard telephone line (e.g. DSL).
    I have high-speed Internet access through a cable connection (e.g. broadband, FIOS).
    I have high-speed Internet access through a wireless service (e.g. satellite).
    I have Internet access at home, but I don't know what kind.


  1. Do your parents allow you to access the Internet for school assignments?*
    Yes
    No


  1. For how much time per night can you usually access an Internet-connected computer at home?*
    None. I do not have a computer at home.
    Less than 1 hour per night.
    1 or 2 hours per night.
    3 or more hours per night.
    As much as I want.


  1. Which statement BEST describes your ability to arrange for transportation after the buses leave?*
    It's nearly impossible to arrange.
    It's difficult to arrange.
    I can usually arrange it.
    I can almost always arrange it.
    I drive myself to school.


  1. Which statement BEST describes the degree of financial hardship you've experienced in purchasing needed books and supplies while at MLWGS?*
    Three or more times per school year, I have NOT purchased needed supplies.
    Once or twice per school year, I have NOT purchased needed supplies.
    Three or more times per school year, it has been a struggle to purchase needed supplies.
    Once or twice per school year, it has been a struggle to purchase needed supplies.
    I have been able to purchase needed supplies without it representing a financial hardship.


  1. Have you have requested help from MLWGS in obtaining financial support since enrolling here? Please mark ALL answers that apply.*
    I have not made any requests for help from MLWGS to obtain financial support.
    Help applying to the College Board for SAT/AP fee waivers.
    Help requesting application fee waivers from colleges.
    Waiver of MLWGS school fees.
    Financial assistance for extra or co-curricular activities.


  1. Have you qualified for free or reduced lunch in previous school years?*
    Yes
    No


  1. Please list any MLWGS activities in which you opted NOT to participate due to financial constraints rather than choice. [Sample entries: Drama field trip to NYC; Latin field trip to museum]