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Note: numbers are percent of students responding agree or strongly agree. N = 1560 (Gunn), 1386 (Paly)All students9th grade10th grade11th grade12th gradeCompiled from PAUSD report by We Can Do Better Palo Alto (http://wecandobetterpaloalto.org)
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Original report: http://pausd.org/community/board/downloads/mt_mat/PAUSD_High_School_Guidance_Review.pdfGunnPalyGunnPalyGunnPalyGunnPalyGunnPalyKey: Cells are shaded when the measure is 5 or more percentage points higher at one school than the other. Green == Paly, red == Gunn.
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Table M.0.a Students responding that at least one adult (guidance counselor at Gunn, guidance counselor, Teacher Advisor, or college/career counselor at Paly) can help with each issue. For methodology for Tables M.0.a and M.0.b, see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lUIJHEpPT6RByTsf7s_5n_ZCHOzV1ihfOGW0pzxevRg/edit
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Selecting which classes to take.79927897869783958095
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Managing my class schedule (add/drop classes)85938495879890988997
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Making an academic plan that will allow me to graduate77927496849781967695
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Supporting me if I am struggling academically57886796629454904987
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Supporting me if I am struggling emotionally43845894469137853479
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Supporting me if I am in a difficult family situation39824991459034813078
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Supporting me if I am struggling with friends and peers41835593469033823378
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Supporting me if I am struggling in a class53886596599347904385
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Supporting me if I am feeling generally stressed48866194549243893983
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Supporting me if I am struggling with health issues30793688328627782673
14
Answering questions from my family / parents about school58906095649656915990
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Exploring my career interests64896997759562925688
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Exploring summer jobs and internships62886994719361935485
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Deciding which colleges best fit my interests and goals70917496789769956991
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Writing college letters of recommendation for me69937097739764967796
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Supporting me with the college application process75927597799773968096
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Table M.0.b. Students responding agree or strongly agree for at least one adult at each school.
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My [adult] is an important resource for me at Gunn/Paly52724668557549725576
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My [adult] knows me and understands my goals and challenges49683362466745686979
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I find it easy to talk to my [adult]67845780708765867685
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My [adult] makes time for me if I need help74836878718572878585
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I trust the advice my [adult] gives me about classes and schedules72916988739073907295
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I believe that my [adult] can help me deal with personal issues45694871467141704363
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I feel comfortable going to my [adult] about personal issues that I might be struggling with33563653335926603552
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I get enough time with my [adult] to plan my academic and career goals51673960507148686565
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I trust my [adult] to help me if I am struggling academically61756269637958776273
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My [adult] helped me to make the transition from middle school to high school24502450
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Table M.1 General experience with Guidance Counselors (Gunn: Table 8, Paly: Table 20)
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My guidance counselor makes time for me if I need help68725470687769728469
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I find it easy to talk to my guidance counselor63734672677863746378
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My guidance counselor knows me and understands my goals and challenges45522650445744426953
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My guidance counselor is an important resource for me in dealing with the demands at Gunn/Paly.49673964537248625566
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I am satisfied with the level of support I get from my guidance counselor.53653759587155656866
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I trust the advice my guidance counselor gives me (not reported by grade for Gunn)697672787478
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Table M.2 General experience with Teacher Advisors (Gunn: guidance counselors questions from Table 8, Paly: Table 22)
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My teacher advisor makes time for me if I need help68745468687869808475
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I find it easy to talk to my TA63774673678363766377
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My TA knows me and understands my goals and challenges45612656446144616970
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My TA is an important resource for me in dealing with the demands at Gunn/Paly.49633960537548705570
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I am satisified with the level of support I get from my TA.53723771587555706872
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Table M.3 Student perceptions of guidance counselors as support for personal issues (Gunn: Table 13, Paly: Table 21)
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I believe that my guidance counselor can help me deal with personal issues42554361445940514045
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I feel comfortable going to my guidance counselor about personal issues I might be struggling with31423245324526382635
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If I am struggling with a personal issue, my guidance counselor is among the first adults at school that I would go to for help (not reported for Paly)2733272323
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Table M. 4 Student perceptions of TAs as a source of social-emotional support (Gunn: guidance counselor questions from Gunn Table 13, Paly: Table 21)
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I believe that my Teacher Advisor can help me deal with personal issues42474348444840504041
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I feel comfortable going to my Teacher Advisor about personal issues I might be struggling with31423240324326462634
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If a friend is struggling with a serious personal challenge, I would advise her / him to go see their TA (not reported for Gunn)3439383524
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Table M.5 Student experiences with academic advising (Gunn: Table 9, Paly: Table 26)
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I feel well-informed about the requirements for graduating from high school87878278909188889092
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I feel well-informed about the different classes and academic options available to me83807569858187838785
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I trust the advice my guidance counselor/TA gives me about classes and schedules69846178728873847282
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I get enough time with my guidance counselor/TA to plan my academic and career goals48663357487147686463
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I trust my guidance counselor/TA to help me if I am struggling academically58745466617857786169
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I have an academic plan that will help me to meet my goals while at Paly (not reported for Gunn)8371888585
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Table M.6 Student exposure to guidance counselors (Gunn: no table, Paly: Table 19)
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Yes, I know at least one of the guidance counselors at Paly6659576783
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I have worked with a guidance counselor while at Paly4332385057
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I have gone to my guidance counselor for help with a personal issue10 (reported in text, p. 24)1933161421
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Table M.7 9th grade experience with high school transition (Gunn: Table 14, Paly: Table 25)
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I feel well prepared for the transition from middle school to high school6471
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My guidance counselor/TA helped me with the transition from middle school to high school2247
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I found Freshman Orientation/Link Crew and Titan 101 useful for helping me to transition from middle school to Gunn High School27
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I know that there is an adult on campus who cares about me5259
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I find Gunn/Paly High School to be a welcoming place7271
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Table M.8 Experience with college counseling (Gunn: Table 11, Paly: Table 18)
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I believe that my guidance counselor/college and career advisor can be helpful for me in applying to college83778681788678
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I see my guidance counselor/college and career advisor as an expert on colleges and the application process6369536761697170
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I feel well-informed about the college application process and what's required5564434854627666
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Note: For the items below, the numbers are the percentage of students selecting each item
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Table M.9 Select the things that your Guidance Counselor CAN help you with during your time at Gunn/Paly (Appendix, tables 2 and 5)
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Supporting me if I am struggling emotionally4480
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Supporting me if I am in a difficult family situation4078
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Supporting me if I am struggling with friends and peers4278
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Supporting me if I am feeling generally stressed5075
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Supporting me if I am struggling with health issues3176
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Table M.10 Select the things that your Guidance Counselor (Gunn) / Teacher Advisor (Paly) CAN help you with during your time at Gunn/Paly (Appendix, tables 2 and 5)
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Selecting which classes to take8288
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Managing my class schedule (add/drop classes)8784
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Making an academic plan that will allow me to graduate7985
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Help if I am struggling academically5887
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Supporting me if I am struggling in a class5486
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Answering questions from my family/parents about school6072
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Table M.11 Select the things that your Guidance Counselor (Gunn) / College and Career Advisors (Paly) CAN help you with during your time at Gunn/Paly (Appendix, tables 2 and 5)
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Exploring my career interests6676
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