Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Parent survey results

On another post 15 per center wrote:
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The news item link from the PPS website reports on the parent survey response and can be found on the main page. I can't think of a single person I know; kid, teacher, parent, administrator, community member who wants the district to do poorly. Progress is being made all the time and although victories come slowly, they are coming. 

Some readers may take exception with the reporting of survey results. If 15% was the rate of return on the survey isn't it misleading to report "73% of parents know who to contact"? Really its 73% of the 15% who returned the survey, right? A survey, no matter how thorough, is only valuable if those responding represent a true cross-section of the family population of our schools. Please, I am hoping someone will invalidate my theories. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the reported percentages calling out the disparity between those families who responded and their race. How will we work to close that acheivement gap?