District Goals & Action Plan
Needs Assessment Surveys
- Needs Assessment Board Presentation
- Beach Elementary School
- Havens Elementary School
- Wildwood Elementary School
- Elementary Summary
- Piedmont Middle School
- Piedmont High School
- Millennium High School
2008/09 Needs Assessment Survey
Last spring, we developed a mechanism for parents to let the school system know how we are doing in delivering education to their children. We want to thank Hillsborough City Elementary School District for allowing us to use major segments of a survey that they developed in collaboration with their community to solicit input from parents. We used SurveyMonkey as a tool to capture and summarize the response data. This information along with other statistics and information gives our school district a more global picture of how we are doing. Our hope in asking the questions was to get a baseline reading that we plan to monitor on an ongoing basis.
The survey was posted for approximately 15 weeks last summer for parents to complete. Every family was asked to complete one survey per grade level (elementary, middle, and high school levels), which took approximately 15 minutes to complete. The overall participation rate for this initial survey was 49 percent, with participation rates at each school site ranging from 42% to 62%. We understand from those with experience in market research that 50% is high in similar engaging categories, where 2% response rates are seen in low engagement categories such as research on printers, and up to 80% response rates are observed with employee satisfaction work.
Applications & Use
Survey results will be used by school principals, staff, and site councils to help focus annual goal setting and communications efforts at each school. Over time, the longitudinal results also will help seed conversations at the district and board level that will help district administration and the board set direction and guide district-wide self evaluations of programs and services provided to students.