ERIC Number: ED263150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Comprehensive Needs Assessment Study. Summary of System Totals, Part II, 1984-85.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
System totals of the attitude data regarding issues affecting education from the needs assessment study conducted by the Saginaw, Michigan Public Schools in the Spring of 1985 are summarized. The data are based on 2,100 questionnaire responses from parents, community members, students, administrators, and teachers. Results of the School-Community Survey are presented in detail for the twenty-one items which cover current educational issues. Topics include teacher accountability, school board representation, school district's spending, back-to-the-basics, truancy, public relations, extended day care, and parenting education programs. Data are presented for the elementary, secondary, and system levels. Results are examined in three ways: (1) issues on which there was agreement; (2) issues on which there were differences; and (3) patterns of responses between and within groups. On twelve of the issues, there is consensus supporting the superintendent of schools, back-to-the basics, action about truancy, extracurricular activities, vocational education, job placement and training programs, and professional development centers for teachers and administrators. Other findings are that school quality has improved; one-third of respondents have attended a board meeting; and parents are not doing well at raising children to be self-disciplined and responsible. (GDC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Community Surveys, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Analysis, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Personnel Management, Program Attitudes, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, School Districts, School Role, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.