ERIC Number: ED466484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Student Survey Results, 2000-2001. E&R Report.
Wildman, Wanda N.
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, has conducted surveys of high school students at intervals since 1994. Surveys have provided information about student perceptions of safety at school, school climate, quality of instruction, and specific programs and initiatives. In the spring term of 2001, the survey was distributed to students on a random sample basis, and responses were received from 12,281 elementary, middle, and high school students, for an overall response rate of approximately 89%. Students at all levels, and an increasing number of high school students, agreed that school is a safe place to learn. High school students gave more favorable ratings than in the past for school as a place to help them learn. About two-thirds of middle school and high school students reported that they were involved in after-school activities. Among the areas of concern is that fewer high school students than in the past rated their school as good or excellent in helping them learn mathematics. In addition only 26% of students overall agreed that students at their school get along with each other. Most students were not aware of some of the school district's programs designed to provide student support services, and 41% of students said they did not get any lessons in school about violence prevention. Survey results also indicate that the percentage of students reporting more than 2 hours of homework at night fell from 21% in the 1998-1999 school year to 15% in 2001. The student survey is attached. (Contains 40 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.