20-21 1st quarter survey

First quarter survey data shows families satisfied with learning platform
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From Monday, October 19, and Wednesday, October 21, Garfield Re-2 collected responses to a brief, three-question “pulse poll.”  A pulse poll is a survey or poll that is very short, designed to give high-level data only, and intended to be replicated to see if there are trends.  


Because the learning platforms look different at each grade level, we sent out three polls: elementary, middle, and high school families.


This poll asked the following questions:

Grade level of student

If their child was in person or online and then depending upon the answer, the questions looked a little different.


For online learners, the questions were:

Please answer these questions based on your experience with in-person instruction this quarter. There are FIVE possible answers: Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied, and I don't know.

  • Teacher communication

  • See Saw/Google Classroom (Online Learning Platform)

  • Live/Direct instruction

  • Lessons and Assignments

  • Student's Daily Schedule

  • Availability of support


For in-person learners, the questions were:

Please answer these questions based on your experience with in-person instruction this quarter. There are FIVE possible answers: Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied, and I don't know.

  • Teacher communication

  • School Communication

  • Your child’s ability to access learning via Google Classroom/See-Saw when absent, sick, or during a quarantine?

  • Lessons and Assignments

  • Support from your child’s school


Open-ended: What suggestions do you have to improve their child's in-person learning experience?


All questions were provided in English and Spanish.



RESPONSE RATE



While we would always like a 50% response rate or better, an overall 21% response rate certainly provides useful data. We received a good mix of grade levels and about the same response rate for students enrolled as in-person vs online.


Overall our data looks pretty good. 


ELEMENTARY

For our Distance Learners:


Elementary Distance Learners How Satisfied are you with:

Very Satisfied

Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Teacher Communication

29

8

2

3

See Saw/Google Classroom (Online Learning Platform)

24

13

4

2

Live/Direct Instruction

25

10

6

2

Lessons and Assignments

25

8

9

1

Student's Daily Schedule

21

12

7

2

Availability of assistance

24

13

5

1









For our in-person learners:




Overall Themes in Comments:

ONLINE:

Things are going well

Instructors are very good

Could use more communication

More training on platforms

More opportunities for students to engage online 

Keep an eye on class size for online classes


IN PERSON:

Schools are doing great!

More communication (especially since parents can not be in the school with their kids)

Longer lunches

More supervision of screen time

Masks vs No Masks


Key Takeaways:

  • Overall, families seem very happy. 

  • Communication is always an issue and is a comment on both platforms

  • There is a bump in the “I don’t Know” answers for our in-person learners on how comfortable they feel about transitioning.

  • We also see a bit of a bump in dissatisfaction for our on-line learners in the lessons.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Distance Learners

 

In-Person Learners

Overall Themes in Comments:

ONLINE:

Things are going well with many students having successful experiences (enthusiasm is not as high as in elementary online)

Could use more communication (comments trend more toward between teacher and student)

More training on platforms

Students should be on camera

Some students are struggling with the online environment


IN PERSON:

Schools are doing great!

More communication to support students with assignments

Use of lockers

Masks vs No Masks

Less online work/computer time for in-person students


Key Takeaways:

  • Overall, families seem very happy. 

  • Communication overall seems good, and it also comes up as a challenge many times.

  • One thing we noticed at all levels is a bump in the “I don’t Know” answers for our in-person learners on how comfortable they feel about transitioning.

  • We also see a bit of a bump in the availability of assistance for our middle school students.



 


HIGH SCHOOL

Distance Learners

We asked our High School students an additional question because they may be synchronous (online during the instruction) or asynchronous (viewing lessons on-demand). We wanted to gather some high-level data around that difference.



In-person learners

Overall Themes in Comments:

ONLINE:

Overall, parents are happier with more live instruction opportunities and that there is more accountability for the learning

They would like to see more communication with parents and students and 

more consistent posting of grades online so they know if their child is struggling.

They would like additional opportunities for students/parents to discuss issues with teachers directly



IN PERSON:

Schools are doing great!

Use of lockers

Consistent updating of PowerSchool for grades

Masks vs No Masks

More extracurriculars


Key Takeaways:

  • Overall, families seem very happy. 

  • Communication is always an issue and is a comment on both platforms

  • Updating of grades in PowerSchool is a common comment

  • Parents across the board answered “I don’t know” more at the high school level, likely because students advocate for themselves more at the high school level

***Note: This document was modified from the original school board presentation to indicate the proper questions for each platform - in-person and online were switched to accurately reflect the questions.

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