The Portland Public Schools launched its fourth annual parent survey on Feb. 15. Parents and guardians of children in the district are urged to participate in the survey, which is designed to enhance community voices in the school system.
The survey is posted online in eight languages on the Parent Survey page on the district’s website. You can reach all language versions of the survey by clicking HERE. Paper copies also are available at each school. The district will be accepting survey responses through April 14.
The survey asks about parents’ views on topics such as whether schools provide a rigorous curriculum, whether their children feel engaged by school, whether teachers set high expectations and whether parents would recommend their children’s school to others. The survey also asks several questions about the management of the school. And it includes a space where parents may write additional comments.
The survey is voluntary and it’s anonymous. Parents are asked to submit one survey for each child attending district schools. All parent feedback will be reviewed.
Participation has climbed each year the district has run the survey and it is hoped that even more parents will participate this year. The more participation, the better the district’s understanding of parents’ experience with the Portland Public Schools.
The district and schools use Parent Survey data to assist in planning, decision-making, and program evaluation. The district also uses survey results to identify areas that need more investigation or ways they can better support schools. All families are encouraged to take the time to participate in the survey and let their voices be heard!