The families of 450 students at Ashley Elementary School were asked to complete a home-school communication questionnaire. Of those, eighty returned the surveys.
Eighty staff members were asked to complete another home-school questionnaire during a staff meeting. Staff members not present were given surveys to complete and return. Twenty-seven returned the surveys.
Family and staff surveys were examined. Answers to multiple choice questions were analyzed. Free-responses generated from the remaining prompts were subjected to thematic analysis.