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Family Distance Learning Feedback

Distance learning is a radical departure from our school community's typical interpersonal and collaborative approach to teaching and learning. We plan to continue to provide distance learning opportunities for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. With that in mind, we asked parents and guardians to support our continuous improvement efforts during the extended school closure by providing feedback on our distance learning program through an anonymous survey.

The results of the survey are being used to make thoughtful and data-informed assessments to our distance learning plan and other programs. Based the survey results, we will maintain our current expectations regarding the daily amount and rigor of school work. We continue to refine other aspects of our communication, programs, and services.

For additional support or guidance with your child's learning, please contact your child's teacher or teachers.

Key Facts and Insights

  • The survey was open from April 29-May 6, 2020. Families received one direct email and social media reminders to encourage participation. 1,082 responses were submitted, representing feedback from six schools and all grade levels.
  • 79 percent of respondents were satisfied or extremely satisfied in response to the question: "How would you rate your satisfaction with the amount of communication provided by your child's teacher(s)?
  • 73 percent of respondents stated that the amount of time their child is spending on school work is roughly the same, a little more, or a little less than the time expected.
  • 71 percent of respondents selected a 6 or above on a scale from 1-10 in response to the statement: "I am concerned when I think about current circumstances." 1 represented "Not concerned at all" and 10 represented "Extremely concerned."
  • 64 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that: "The level or rigor of school work given is appropriate." 18 percent responded that they neither agree nor disagree. Of the respondents who stated that the rigor of work was dissatisfactory, 134 stated that the work was too easy and 34 stated the work was too challenging.
  • 62 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that: "The amount or quantity of school work being given is appropriate." 16 percent responded that they neither agree nor disagree. Of the respondents who stated that the amount of work was dissatisfactory, 133 stated that there was not enough work and 91 stated there was too much work.
  • 50 percent of overall respondents stated that their child required significant assistance or some assistance in response to the question: "How much assistance does your child require to complete the assigned work?" 70 percent of respondents with a child in elementary school stated that their child required significant assistance or some assistance in response to the question.

Distance Learning Survey Results