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.
- 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.
- Which school does your child attend?
- What grade is your child in?
- Does your child have reliable access to a tablet, laptop, Chromebook, or computer?
- Has your family checked out a device from MTSD?
- On average, how much time has your child spent on school work each day?
- How much assistance does your child require to complete the assigned work?
- The amount or quantity of school work given is appropriate.
- The level or rigor of school work given is apporpriate.
- How does your child feel about distance learning so far?
- I understand how attendance is taken during distance learning.
- I understand how student work is graded during distance learning.
- Are your family's food needs being me during this extended school closure?
- Are your family's emotional or mental health needs being met during this extended school closure?
- How would you rate your satisfaction with the amount of communication provided by your child's teacher(s)?
- To what extent do you agree with the statement: Teachers have provided parents/guardians with clear directions regarding their child's work.
- To what extent do you agree with the statement: I need further explanation of my role as parent/guardian during distance learning.
- To what extent do you agree with the statement: My child is not engaging in school work even though I am trying to motivate them.
- To what extent do you agree with the statement: I am overwhelmed with the amount of help my child needs from me for school work.
- On a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you when you think about current circumstances?
- Overall, how would you rate the Mequon-Thiensville School District's response to school closure?