By Nick Sestanovich
The Governing Board of the Benicia Unified School District heard further discussion on student responses to the Relationships, Effort, Aspirations, Cognitions, Heart (REACH) survey at Thursday’s meeting, this time focusing on the district’s efforts to improve its scores.
The REACH Survey is administered to students in grades 6 through 12 to examine the relationships between students and teachers and see what further work needs to be done. Students are polled in the five following categories.
*Relationships: Do teachers believe in their students?
*Effort: How students view their own intelligence influences the effort they put into their school work.
*Aspirations: Do students have positive visions of their futures and set and work toward their goals?