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  • 92% agree or strongly agree that they are satisfied
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    • 1. Cassidy Elementary SBDM Parent Satisfaction Survey 2011-2012 Survey committee:Katie Boggs, Casey Hinds, Lisa Zent, Meredith Wells Lepley, Joseph Albert, Allison Downing, Katherine Kelly Report prepared by Meredith Wells Lepley, Ph.D. June 2012
    • 2. Procedure• SBDM Survey Committee began conceptualization and design of survey in December 2011• Three teachers on the committee gave input on survey questions• Final survey approved by these teachers and principal in March 2012• Survey sent to all Cassidy parents in the manner in which they receive Tuesday folders (electronically or on paper) on April 17 2
    • 3. Response Rate• 236 surveys were completed representing 343 of the 643 Cassidy students• Response rate of 53%, significantly higher than response rate from 2010-2011 survey of 41% 3
    • 4. Parent Participants• 77% female vs. 23% male• 90% White, 8% Asian, 1% Black, < 1% Hispanic/Latino, < 1% Other• 10% have children on free & reduced lunch• 3.5 = average number of years each family has had children at Cassidy (range of 1 to 30) 4
    • 5. Students Represented by Survey Kindergarteners 59 1st graders 80 2nd graders 53 3rd graders 53 4th graders 54 5th graders 41 5
    • 6. Scale1 = strongly disagree2 = disagree3 = neither agree nor disagree4 = agree5 = strongly agree 6
    • 7. Welcome Reception staff friendly & helpful 4.76Administrators accessible & responsive 4.38 Im treated fairly & with respect 4.57 Cassidy keeps families informed 4.57 I understand Cassidy rules 4.59Satisfied with communication with PTA 4.33 1 2 3 4 5 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 7
    • 8. Communication Preferences Sunday night newsletter 45% Tuesday folders 69% website 34% email 79% letters 20% written notes 30% teacher newsletters 66% 8
    • 9. Satisfaction with… Food is healthy & good quality 3.63 Opportunities for physical activity 3.92 Pick-up & drop-off process 4.29 Anti-bullying campaign 4.04 Opportunities for enrichment 4.21(e.g., clubs, academic challenge, chorus) 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral,4=agree, 5=strongly agree 9
    • 10. Satisfaction with Specials art 4.31 computers 4.36 guidance 4.35 library 4.47 music 4.53 physical education 4.29 science 4.48 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral,4=agree, 5=strongly agree 10
    • 11. Extra-curricular Activities Would like more opportunities for: • physical activity • languages • music • chess • art 11
    • 12. Academic Level Appropriate vs. Too High/Low kindergarten 83% 1st grade 85% 2nd grade 91% 3rd grade 84% 4th grade 88% 5th grade 82% 12
    • 13. Use Accelerated Reader Online kindergarten 10% 1st grade 36% 2nd grade 48% 3rd grade 48% 4th grade 44% 5th grade 34%Note: 50% of 4th grade parents and 54% of 5th grade parents use Infinite Campus 13
    • 14. Classroom VolunteeringIn nearly each grade, parents were most likely to volunteer in the classroom by: 1. helping with parties 2. making donations 3. chaperoning field trips 4. reading 14
    • 15. PTA Volunteering• 55% of respondents had volunteered during the year, most only to a limited extent.• The primary reasons people didn’t volunteer were work conflicts (76%) and lack of childcare (21%).• 59% feel welcome at PTA meetings 15
    • 16. PTA Volunteer Activities Book Fair 35% Blue & White Tailgate 24% Fun Day 24% Field Day 24% Arts & Sciences Day 16% Variety Show 12% Committee Chair 11% PTA board member 9% other (e.g., academic coach, classroom mom, SBDM) 37% 16
    • 17. PTA Fundraising73% agree that amount of fundraising is appropriate78% agree that they are well-informed of purpose of each fundraiserParents would give more if…. • they had the money to give • they knew specifically how it would be spent • “no hassle” meant no more solicitations • they had a schedule of the years fundraising events and therefore could plan and budget 17
    • 18. SBDM Understood purpose of SBDM before 3.62 reading about it on surveyFeel welcome to attend SBDM meetings 3.64 Feel opinions on policy are considered 3.54 Satisfied with level of participation in 3.57 decision-making 1 2 3 4 5 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 18
    • 19. Satisfaction with Teacher by Grade kindergarten 4.76 1st grade 4.57 2nd grade 4.66 3rd grade 4.34 4th grade 4.34 5th grade 4.63 1 2 3 4 51=strongly dissatisfied, 5=strongly satisfied 19
    • 20. Overall Satisfaction with Cassidy strongly agree 70% agree 22%neither agree nor disagree 5% disagree 3% strongly disagree 0% 20
    • 21. Cassidy Does Well…• teachers, administration• communication—PTA, Tuesday folders, and teacher letters• enrichment (e.g., Spanish, battle of the books) 21
    • 22. PTA Does Well…• communication• fundraising• changing the structure of the PTA• developing, organizing, and/or supporting school activities 22
    • 23. Cassidy Could Improve…• drop off - no teachers, no aids present• level of physical activity• nutrition - cafeteria food quality, too many snacks• grouping - not challenging for higher-level kids• too much homework• more enrichment, sports teams, foreign languages• more involvement in classroom and fewer dittos 23
    • 24. PTA Could Improve…• meetings: o publicizing meetings o having some general meetings for all parents o hold some meetings after work hours• communication: currently too much, repetitive• be more welcoming & inclusive to new parents 24
    • 25. Commentsmajor themes: • appreciation for Cassidy • excessive homework • would like more opportunities for physical activity 25
    • 26. ConclusionsParents are very satisfied with: • Cassidy overall • reception staff • administrators • teachers • specials • level of communication • academic level of classroom 26
    • 27. ConclusionsParents are least satisfied with: • cafeteria food • opportunities for physical activity • amount of homework (especially in 4th grade) • communication about standardized testing 27
    • 28. ConclusionsInvolvement with PTA: • Over half have volunteered at least some • Majority of those who didn’t had work conflicts • Most find amount of fundraising appropriateInvolvement with SBDM: • Parents have been unfamiliar with SBDM and generally do not feel very welcome to attend meetings or participate 28
    • 29. Results by Grade 29
    • 30. Kindergarten 30
    • 31. Kindergarten child is happy to go to school everyday 4.56 child feels safe at school 4.64 satisfaction - curriculum & content 4.59 child will make at least years worth of growth 4.58 time spent on homework is appropriate 4.36 well-informed about childs performance 4.64 satisfaction - communication with teacher 4.61 satisfaction - number parent-teacher conferences 4.49satisfaction - amount info regarding standardized tests 4.17 comfort approaching teacher with concerns 4.74 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 31
    • 32. Kindergarten• 83% say academic level is appropriate for their child vs. 13% too low and 4% too high• want to communicate with teacher once a week (29%) or monthly (20%)• preferred modes of communication: 1. email 2. meetings 3. notes 4. phone 32
    • 33. Kindergarten –Satisfaction with Teacher strongly agree 83% agree 9% neither agree nor disagree 7% disagree 0% strongly disagree 0% Mean = 4.76 33
    • 34. First Grade 34
    • 35. First Grade child is happy to go to school everyday 4.53 child feels safe at school 4.61 satisfaction - curriculum & content 4.49 child will make at least years worth of growth 4.53 time spent on homework is appropriate 4.15 well-informed about childs performance 4.64 satisfaction - communication with teacher 4.69 satisfaction - number parent-teacher conferences 4.71satisfaction - amount info regarding standardized tests 4.38 comfort approaching teacher with concerns 4.77 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 35
    • 36. First Grader• 85% say academic level is appropriate for their child vs. 10% too low and 1% too high• want to communicate with teacher once a week (42%) or monthly (21%)• preferred modes of communication: 1. email 2. meetings 3. notes 4. teacher newsletters 36
    • 37. First Grade–Satisfaction with Teacher strongly agree 73% agree 22% neither agree nor disagree 0% disagree 0% strongly disagree 5% Mean = 4.57 37
    • 38. Second Grade 38
    • 39. Second Grade child is happy to go to school everyday 4.45 child feels safe at school 4.57 satisfaction - curriculum & content 4.38 child will make at least years worth of growth 4.51 time spent on homework is appropriate 4.17 well-informed about childs performance 4.57 satisfaction - communication with teacher 4.60 satisfaction - number parent-teacher conferences 4.55satisfaction - amount info regarding standardized tests 4.23 comfort approaching teacher with concerns 4.74 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 39
    • 40. Second Grade• 91% say academic level is appropriate for their child vs. 9% too low and 0% too high• want to communicate with teacher once a week (53%)• preferred modes of communication: 1. email 2. meetings 3. notes 4. teacher newsletters 40
    • 41. Second Grade –Satisfaction with Teacher strongly agree 68% agree 30% neither agree nor disagree 2% disagree 0% strongly disagree 0% Mean = 4.66 41
    • 42. Third Grade 42
    • 43. Third Grade child is happy to go to school everyday 4.50 child feels safe at school 4.58 satisfaction - curriculum & content 4.27 child will make at least years worth of growth 4.38 time spent on homework is appropriate 4.08 well-informed about childs performance 4.40 satisfaction - communication with teacher 4.38 satisfaction - number parent-teacher conferences 4.45satisfaction - amount info regarding standardized tests 4.02 comfort approaching teacher with concerns 4.58 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 43
    • 44. Third Grade• 84% say academic level is appropriate for their child vs. 10% too low and 6% too high• want to communicate with teacher once a week (26%) or monthly (20%)• preferred modes of communication: 1. email 2. meetings 3. planners 4. teacher newsletters 44
    • 45. Third Grade –Satisfaction with Teacher strongly agree 56% agree 32% neither agree nor disagree 4% disagree 6% strongly disagree 2% Mean = 4.34 45
    • 46. Fourth Grade 46
    • 47. Fourth Grade child is happy to go to school everyday 4.24 child feels safe at school 4.52 satisfaction - curriculum & content 4.26 child will make at least years worth of growth 4.34 time spent on homework is appropriate 3.72 well-informed about childs performance 4.26 satisfaction - communication with teacher 4.28 satisfaction - number parent-teacher conferences 4.30satisfaction - amount info regarding standardized tests 4.04 comfort approaching teacher with concerns 4.50 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 47
    • 48. Fourth Grade• 88% say academic level is appropriate for their child vs. 8% too low and 4% too high• want to communicate with teacher once a week (43%) or monthly (24%)• preferred modes of communication: 1. email 2. meetings 3. teacher newsletters 4. phone 48
    • 49. Fourth Grade –Satisfaction with Teacher strongly agree 56% agree 32% neither agree nor disagree 4% disagree 6% strongly disagree 2% Mean = 4.34 49
    • 50. Fifth Grade 50
    • 51. Fifth Grade child is happy to go to school everyday 4.05 child feels safe at school 4.24 satisfaction - curriculum & content 4.18 child will make at least years worth of growth 4.18 time spent on homework is appropriate 4.05 well-informed about childs performance 4.26 satisfaction - communication with teacher 4.55 satisfaction - number parent-teacher conferences 4.42satisfaction - amount info regarding standardized tests 4.11 comfort approaching teacher with concerns 4.63 1 2 3 4 51=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree 51
    • 52. Fifth Grade• 82% say academic level is appropriate for their child vs. 13% too low and 5% too high• want to communicate with teacher once a week (50%) or monthly (16%)• preferred modes of communication: 1. email 2. teacher newsletters 3. meetings 4. phone 52
    • 53. Fifth Grade –Satisfaction with Teacher strongly agree 76% agree 13% neither agree nor disagree 8% disagree 3% strongly disagree 0% Mean = 4.63 53