Dear Parent/Guardian:

Sacramento City Unified School District is working with WestEd to strengthen educational services (including academics and English language development) for your child. As part of this effort, we want to know your aspirations for your child, and perceptions you currently have about your child’s school. We invite you to take this parent survey. Your participation is voluntary, and you do not have to answer any question that you do not wish to answer. Your answers are confidential and will be combined with other parents’ responses. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your participation will help us to better understand how we can strengthen educational services for your child. Thank you!

Please complete this survey by June 30, 2016.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact at Vanessa Girard at Vanessa-girard@scusd.edu  .

If you have technical trouble, contact Kao Lee at leek@scusd.edu  .

Thank you again for your participation!

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* 1. What is your child’s current grade level?

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* 2. What language(s) is/are spoken in your home?

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* 3. Assets Orientation

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My child’s home culture is respected by his/her teachers.
My child has opportunities to use our home language(s) while he/she learns in school classrooms.
My child has a positive attitude toward school.
My child’s school values student diversity.
My child’s teachers include our home culture when they teach.
My child’s teachers include our home language(s) in their classes so my child can learn better.
My skills are valued by my child’s teachers/the school.
My knowledge is used to improve school activities.

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* 4. Aspirations

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I want my child to graduate fully bilingual and bi-literate.
I want my child to be academically successful in English.
I believe education is an important part of my child’s life.
I want my child to go to college/university.
I talk with my child about the importance of education.
My child knows how to set academic goals.
I support my child’s career goals.
My child works with a staff member to achieve goals.

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* 5. Opportunities to Learn

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I feel that teachers help my child learn in all subject areas.
I receive enough information from teachers to keep track of my child’s academic progress.
I talk to my child’s teacher(s) about how I can support my child academically at home.
My child’s teachers seem prepared to help him/her succeed in school.
My child is encouraged to ask for help in school.
My child receives feedback from teachers that helps improve his/her use of language in school.
My child is supported to speak about his/her ideas in class.
I know what teachers expect of my child.
My child knows what is needed to graduate ready for college/university.
My child is actively engaged in his/her academic path.
My child has access to work experience opportunities connected to career goals.

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* 6. Culture and Climate of School

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I feel welcome at my child’s school.
I have opportunities to talk with my child’s teacher(s).
My child fits in well with students of other cultural and language backgrounds at school.
I feel language is not a barrier when I participate at my child’s school.
My child’s school translates documents and meetings so that I can understand and participate.
I receive regular communication from my child’s school.
I feel that students respect the different cultures at my child’s school.
I receive communication from my child’s school in a language I understand.
I feel teachers are interested in my involvement as a parent.
My child’s teacher helps my child do better in school.
My child’s teachers are interested in him/her.
I receive information about what is required for my child to enter college.
I receive information on financial aid for my high school child to attend college/university. (High school only)
My child’s school offers services, supports, and materials to help my child learn.
My child’s school offers extended learning opportunities to help my child learn.

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