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5 Essentials 2015 Beye Elementary School
Background on Parent Survey • The parent portion of the 5 Essentials Survey is not included in the calculation of 5 Essentials results for schools or districts, the original research-based 5 Essentials system is comprised of the teacher and student survey components only. • Unlike other 5 Essentials data, parent responses are not public, but rather provided to schools and districts as an opportunity to help leaders understand the conditions at each school and help parent communities guide ongoing improvement. • Parents/families are not required to complete the survey. As such, the responses included in the parent survey results may or may not be representative of the entire parent population in a school or district. • Response rates were higher in 2015 than in prior years, and each school in District 97 met the 20% participation threshold and will receive an individual data report.
Survey Structure Parent Survey questions were organized into the following categories: • • • Communication Preferences Computer-Internet Access Parent Connectedness Parent Involvement & Disruptions Parent Satisfaction Parent-Student Interaction Parent-Teacher Interaction Parents’ Assessment of Involvement in School Parents’ Assessment of School Safety Parents’ Assessment of Teacher Trust Quality of School Facilities School Outreach
Communication Preferences Question: How do you prefer to receive information about the school/school events? Via email. Via telephone. Via text message. Via mail.
Computer-Internet Access Question: How often do you use the following devices to access the internet: Desktop or laptop computer. Gaming device (Wii/Playstation/Xbox). Handheld device (including smartphones). Tablet computer (i. Pad/Android). Question: Do you have access to a computer that connects to the internet at home?
Parent Connectedness Question: To what extent do you feel: Your voice is valued at the school? Welcomed when you enter the school? Comfortable sharing your concerns with the school leadership? That you are an important part of improving the school?
Parent Involvement & Disruptions (1 of 2) Question (Part 1): How often does the following keep you from being involved with this school? Access to child care. Work obligations. Transportation. Program and event relevance.
Parent Involvement & Disruptions (2 of 2) Question (Part 2): How often does the following keep you from being involved with this school? Attitudes of other parents. Events are scheduled when I cannot attend. School administration.
Parent Satisfaction Question: Overall, how satisfied are you with the education your child is receiving at this school? Question: How likely are you to recommend this school to a parent looking for a school for their child?
Parent-Student Interaction Question: How often do you do the following with your child at home? Read. Talk about their day. Supervise homework. Practice math problems.
Parent-Teacher Interaction Question: How often do teachers at this school do the following: Let me know what my child is working on in class. Provide suggestions for how to support my child on school. Contact me personally to discuss my child’s academic achievement. Listen to my suggestions about how to best support my child.
Parents’ Assessment of Involvement in School (1 of 2) Question (Part 1): How often do you do the following? Attend scheduled PTA (parent, teacher and staff) meetings. Attend scheduled Parent-Teacher conferences. Volunteer at the school. Attend scheduled school events/performances.
Parents’ Assessment of Involvement in School (2 of 2) Question (Part 2): How often do you do the following? Chaperone field trips. Raise funds for the school. Participate in parent safety/patrol.
Parents’ Assessment of School Safety Question: How true is the following statement? My child feels safe at this school. This school addresses bullying. My child is affected by bullying at this school. The teachers and the principal could do more to make the school a safe place. A teacher or other staff member lets me know if there is a problem with my child’s behavior.
Parents’ Assessment of Teacher Trust (1 of 2) Question (Part 1): To what extent do you feel: It is easy to contact your student’s teachers when you need to? Like a partner with the teachers at the school in your child’s education?
Parents’ Assessment of Teacher Trust (2 of 2) Question (Part 2): To what extent do you agree with the following statements? The teachers have my child’s best The teachers respect me. interest in mind. The teachers do their best to help my child learn. I am comfortable sharing my concerns with teachers at the school.
Quality of School Facilities (1 of 2) Question (Part 1): How would you rate the quality of the following facility at this school? Computer lab(s). Your child’s classrooms. Library.
Quality of School Facilities (2 of 2) Question (Part 2): How would you rate the quality of the following facility at this school? Food Services. Gym. Overall cleanliness of the school.
School Outreach Question: How often does the staff at this school do the following? Make you aware of the important information and news about the school. Invite you to school events. Offer opportunities to participate in making decisions that affect the school community.
Next Steps 1. Share this data with your school PTO by October 31 st. 2. Utilize question-level data to develop action steps as needed. 3. Develop a plan for continuing to increase parent response rates for 2015 -2016 survey administration.