I’m very pleased to announce the latest improvement to our Question Bank–the release of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Pre-K-12 Parent Survey (quite the mouthful). You can see the survey and find out a bit more about our collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education here.
Dr. Hunter Gehlbach, a professor from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his research team developed a list of questions that we have incorporated into Question Bank. These questions help measure critical aspects of family and school relationships.
Dr. Gehlbach and his research team used a variety of methods to create the questions, using a combination of relevant literature and speaking directly to parents about what is important to them.
The survey tries to provide insight across many areas of parent-school relationships, for example:
- Assessing the quality of family-school relationships
- Assessing how well parents are supporting their students’ learning
- Comparing the family-school relationships at their school to other similar schools
- Testing how well interventions are working which are designed to improve family-school relationships
Also, please keep in mind that we recommend the survey (which can be found on our “Create Survey” page, under the expert survey templates) is deployed as a whole for methodology reasons.
The survey is divided into sets of “scales”, which are collections of related questions. You can deploy any of the scales as a group (we have templates for each) or select them from within Question Bank:
All of us at SurveyMonkey are passionate about education and doing whatever we can to make our schools great. Many thanks to our friends at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for making this a reality. We’re very excited about this collaboration and hope it will be useful to schools everywhere. Please let us know if your school uses the survey! And, as always, if you have any feedback for us, please leave it in the Comments section below.
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