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ERIC Number: ED514985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Parent Attitudes about Education in Arizona: 2005 [and] Technical Appendices
Garcia, David R.; Molnar, Alex; Merrill, Bruce
Arizona Education Policy Initiative
In 2004 the Arizona Education Policy Initiative (AEPI), a collaboration of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, conducted its first-annual survey of parents in a systematic effort to capture parent opinion and establish a framework for tracking parent views over time. Assessing parent opinion is important because no one has a larger stake in the condition of Arizona's schools than parents. "Parent Attitudes about Education in Arizona: 2005", a follow-up to the 2004 report, gives parents statewide an opportunity to make their voices heard on major education issues. As in 2004, the 2005 survey was conducted via telephone between March 18 and March 26, 2005. The respondents represent a statewide random sample of 398 Arizona parents and an additional statewide sample of 93 Hispanic parents. Results are disaggregated by Anglo and Hispanic parents, making it possible to compare differences in opinion between Arizona's two largest racial/ethnic groups. A notable difference from last year's survey and report is that the 2005 sample is limited to parents with at least one student attending a public school (district or charter). Findings reveal that parental opinion remained consistent over the past year. Although there are notable shifts in parental opinion from the 2004 survey, none of the differences are statistically significant. Parents continue to be pleased with their children's schools and teachers. Appendices include: (1) Survey Methods; (2) Survey Questions; and (3) Survey Report Tables. (Contains 72 tables and 5 notes.) [For the 2004 report, see ED514986.]
Arizona Education Policy Initiative. Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, P.O. Box 872411, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-1886; Fax: 480-965-0303; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Arizona Education Policy Initiative
Identifiers - Location: Arizona