ERIC Number: ED404341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Virginia Beach Parent Perception Survey. Executive Summary.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.
In 1993 teachers in the Virginia Beach (Virginia) public schools asked parents what they think about classroom practices as part of a client satisfaction project. A questionnaire called the Parent Perception Survey was mailed to more than 40,000 homes to ask about parent satisfaction with the teaching their children were receiving. A teacher task force developed the survey, arriving at a 75-item questionnaire dealing with classroom environment, discipline, homework, grading, instruction, and communication. Field testing resulted in 56 items, divided between two survey forms. Parents of students of 1,610 teachers agreed to participate (40,128 forms were sent out). Better than 50% of the parents returned completed forms. Each participating teacher received a confidential summary of responses from his or her own class as well as an overall look at the grand mean of responses. In general, parents appreciate and value the efforts teachers in Virginia Beach put forth, and they fully support the idea of client satisfaction for the public schools. A refined instrument is being developed for future surveys. Six tables present study data. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.