ERIC Number: ED405544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Parent Satisfaction Survey, 1995/96. Evaluation Report.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Parental opinion is an important indicator of educational effectiveness. Parent attitudes toward school effectiveness were measured in this survey to determine one school district's strategic plan concerning community involvement. A random sample of 650 households, representing prekindergarten through twelfth grade, were asked about their satisfaction regarding the school their children attended. Parents were also asked to rate a list of ten graduate standards, goals such as academic achievement and interpersonal relations that all students were expected to achieve upon graduation. A total of 147 parents responded to the survey. Concerning school choice, 85% of parents described their general feelings about the school their child attended as positive and 74.8% indicated if they had a choice of schools, they would continue with the school their children attend. Almost 82% believed that their youngest child was learning what he or she should be learning for the grade. Responses to the graduate standards showed that 83% of parents agreed that the standards were qualities that all graduates should possess upon high school completion. Parents also hoped that more parents would increase their involvement in their children's education. Three appendices list the survey instruments, the graduate standards, and the tabulated results of the survey. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.