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ERIC Number: ED230587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Development of a Parent Attitudinal Questionnaire As a Measure of School Success.
Matthews, Doris B.; Casteel, Jim Frank
The School District Questionnaire described in this paper evolved from the Orangeburg (North Carolina) School District's plans to implement programs for improvement. The content-based questionnaire, which provides the school district with specific attitudinal feedback from parents, can be used for both pre- and posttesting following implementation of planned changes. It was developed by an evaluation team composed of curriculum specialists, test construction experts, and the district superintendent, with suggestions from parents, teachers, and school board members. The initial version of the questionnaire consisted of 55 negative and positive statements that were designed to elicit responses about parents' ideas of the ideal school system. A Likert scale of five follows each statement. Teacher reviews, pilot testing, and subsequent revisions of the instrument reduced the number of items to 51 in the final version. The initial version of the questionnaire, instructions to teachers involved in content validation, instructions to parents involved in pilot testing, and the final version of the instrument are attached as Appendices A through D. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Likert Scales; School District Questionnaire