ERIC Number: ED311133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Activities Surveys: Parent and Staff Opinions about the LAUSD Instructional Program, Spring 1987. Publication No. 520.
Pike, Daniel W.; And Others
This document comprises the results of the 1987 Basic Activities Surveys, which measure the opinions of certified staff, classified staff, and parents concerning the instructional performance of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Participants were chosen using a stratified random sample technique to insure proportional representation. Confidential questionnaires were completed by 3,672 certified staff, 2,108 classified staff, and 10,890 parents in Spring 1987. Survey responses from each group were compiled into "report cards" rating district performance in the areas of curriculum, teaching methods, and instructional materials. In addition, the opinions of parents were compared with those of parents in national surveys. The following conclusions are discussed: (1) in general, all participants gave the instructional program above-average ratings; (2) parents gave the highest ratings, with a B average, while certified and classified staff gave a B-/C+ average; (3) all groups rated employment preparation for students who were not continuing their education lower than other aspects of the program; and (4) parents felt that student use of drugs and lack of discipline were less problematic than did parents in a national survey, but they were more concerned with parent lack of interest and low teacher pay. The appendices comprise 28 tables of statistical data and copies of the survey instruments, including a Spanish translation of the parent survey. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.