Anaheim Elementary School District (AESD)
Music Education Initiative
Parent Survey - Spring 2018

This survey is designed to capture parents’ perceptions of their children’s school, school climate, and music education. You should have received an opt-out form a few weeks ago about this study. All survey responses will be anonymous. You can skip any question you would like. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. By completing this survey, you agree to participate. Thank you for your help!

* 2. How many of your children currently attend this school?

* 3. These questions are about your child’s school. Please tell us the extent to which you agree or disagree with these statements.

  Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Students feel welcome at this school.
I feel welcome at this school.
Teachers at this school care about students.
Students respect teachers at this school.
Teachers respect students at this school.
Students can get the help they need in school.
I enjoy the school performances at this school.
School performances help me feel connected to the school community.
I enjoy being part of this school community.
I feel supported in this school.
This school reflects the background and culture of the students who attend it.
Students have an opportunity to “find their voice” and develop their interests at this school.
Students in this school have opportunities to excel in areas other than academics.
I feel connected to other parents at this school.
This school keeps me informed about my child’s school day.
This school tries to involve me in school events or activities.
This school puts a priority on music education.

* 4. The following questions are about your opinions on the benefits of learning music for your child(ren). To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following? 

Learning music has helped my child…

  Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Feel more confident
Feel good about themselves
Get along better with their peers
Be more creative
Enjoy going to school more
Express themselves and their feelings
Learn how to focus and concentrate
Learn how to work harder
Learn that it’s okay to make mistakes
Learn to keep trying until they get it right
Learn how to be more responsible (e.g., taking care of the instruments)
Learn to try things they may not have tried before
Do better in other academic subjects
Strengthen their language skills

* 5. How much has your child’s interest in music increased since s/he started music classes at your school? Please use the scale from 1 (not at all increased) to 10 (increased a lot). If you don’t know, please select “Don’t know.”

* 6. How much has your interest in music increased since your child started music classes at his/her school? Please use the scale from 1 (not at all increased) to 10 (increased a lot).

* 7. Use the table below to indicate if you have changed how often you do the following with your child(ren) since they started taking music classes at this school (select from more often, the same, less often, or I haven’t done this).

  More often The same Less often I haven’t done this
Listening to music with your child
Talking to your child about music
Attending school music performances and events
Going to concerts or music performances outside of school with your child

* 8. Have you taken your child(ren) to music concerts or performances in the past year (not including school concerts)?

* 9. How important do you think it is for schools to provide music instruction during the school day?

* 10. To what extent has the music program benefited your child’s school? Please use the scale from 1 (not at all benefited) to 10 (benefited a lot). If you don’t know, please select “Don’t know.”

* 11. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of music?

* 12. Please provide any other feedback you may have on your child’s music education.

Thank you for completing this survey!

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