HILO — The state Department of Education recently released its annual School Quality Survey to gather feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about its public schools.
The deadline to complete and return the survey is March 13. All responses will remain anonymous.
“We highly encourage parent participation in this feedback survey as last year’s return rate was only 28 percent,” said Rodney Luke, assistant superintendent, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance. “This is a great opportunity for parents to share their feedback on what works and where we can improve in providing a quality education for their children. We want them to know that their voice matters and the Department is listening.”
The survey results provide information on how schools are doing with respect to campus culture, satisfaction, safety and engagement. The feedback gathered is used to support planning and improvement efforts, and fulfill legislative and Board of Education requirements.
Students in grades 3-12 took the survey online at school.
Teachers, administrative office staff and instructional support staff have the opportunity to take the survey now until March 13.
Parents/guardians of the students in grades K-12 should have or will receive a hard copy of the survey form along with a prepaid postage envelope. Replacements for lost survey forms can be requested at the child’s school office.
The public can view the SQS reports for their community schools and statewide results via HIDOE’s Accountability Resource Center Hawaii website at http://arch.k12.hi.us. Hover over the “School” tab on the main page, then click “SQS: School Quality Survey” to search by year and school.