ERIC Number: ED365697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
It's about Schools: 1992-93 Report on Surveys. Publication Number 92.37.
Robertson, Trina Reed
The Austin (Texas) Independent School District conducts survey research as a means of collecting information from people affected by district policies and programs. Some general results are presented for the following surveys: (1) the School Climate Survey; (2) the Office of Research and Evaluation Coordinated Survey; and (3) the Former Student Survey. Information is also provided about the School-Based Surveys Support for independent surveys conducted by individual schools. Overall, school campus professionals were less positive this year about their schools' climates than in previous years. Teachers felt less confident about their students' ability to achieve mastery, less confident about safety in the schools, and less positive in their feelings of being treated as professionals. In general, the district is doing a good job in preparing students to enter postsecondary school, with improvements needed in some areas. Recommendations are made for program improvement and the investigation of the downward trend in satisfaction with the school climate. Twenty-one figures illustrate the discussion. Seven appendixes review the reports, survey methodology, and comparisons of results with surveys from previous years. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, Data Collection, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Job Satisfaction, Research Methodology, School Districts, School Safety, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.