ERIC Number: ED358562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Year-Round Education Parent, Staff, and Student Surveys.
Barrett, Thomas; And Others
The 1991-92 school year marked the first year of implementation of Year-Round Education (YRE) in seven Riverside Unified School District elementary schools. To assess participant satisfaction with the program, a survey was conducted of parents, all staff, and fourth- through sixth-grade students. The parent survey was conducted in two phases. First, about 30 percent of the parents at each school, including bilingual parents, were contacted by telephone. Next, students took surveys with open-ended questions home to their parents. Findings showed that approximately 70 percent of all respondents reported that they were either very satisfied or satisfied. Although African-American parents and students were slightly less satisfied and Hispanic parents were slightly more satisfied than other ethnic groups, the reported ethnic differences were small. Staff members expressed differences that were inconsistent across survey items and tended to favor one track over another according to the given survey item. Parents and staff said that YRE allowed students to remain focused and retain more of what they learned. Students, teachers, and parents expressed dissatisfaction with large class sizes and changing classrooms. Three graphs and copies of the surveys are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Riverside Unified School District, CA.