ERIC Number: ED359232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Results of an Effective School Survey for Leon County Schools: A Survey of Parent, Student, Teacher and Community Attitudes toward Their Schools.
McClure, Rick E.
In January 1990, the Leon County (Florida) School District decided to develop an attitude survey focusing on effective school components and school improvement areas. Using focus groups, this survey was accomplished through a steering committee of parents, students, teachers, and community members, with input from school and district administrators. Elementary school, secondary school, and community surveys were developed and pilot tested in 1991 in 22 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 high schools. Respondents included over 4,000 parents, 7,000 students, and 1,300 teachers. The surveys were endorsed and scheduled to be administered in spring 1992. Major points of the first surveys include: (1) an 80 percent or higher rating at the elementary school level for all the attitude surveys; (2) generally high academic area ratings; (3) lowest ratings made by secondary school students; (4) lowest student ratings in student services, facilities, school and community communication, and high expectations; (5) insufficient parent participation to make responses truly representative; and (6) high teacher and student response rates. One figure lists state education goals, and five tables present survey data. Details of the community survey compose the second part of the document. Five appendixes present community comments, survey instruments, results, data collection methodology, and a parent sampling chart. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, Response Rates (Questionnaires), School Districts, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.