It's a 15-question survey that I don't find particularly useful. (I feel bad saying that because I'm happy someone is asking something but it's frustrating when it's not the survey it should be.)
I accidentally hit send before I wrote all the questions down. Basically, it was things like:
- does your child feel safe at school
- do you get notification of academic issues
- do you get notification of meetings
- are there opportunities to volunteer
- do you find the principal effective
- do adults in the building "care" about your child
- is the school well-rounded in activities provided
- do you feel the teachers are effective
- do you feel welcome coming into the building
Survey questions that have multiple answers in them are almost impossible to answer. Maybe you do feel the music program is good but not other activities. There is nothing to do except not to answer the question (and that's your alternative, not "don't know"). There is no comments section so you can't let them know what is important to you, a burning issue at your school, etc. Nothing about the alignment of the curriculum, about AP/Honors, about what's missing in our high schools.
I'm not sure what this survey will tell them. What I do think is that many people are loyal to their schools and will answer in the affirmative rather than the negative. And, in the end, what will it be used for? What does it mean?