Harvard and SurveyMonkey To Ask What Parents Think About Their Children's Schools

GAUGE THE GUARDIAN: Here's what at first seems like an unlikely collaboration:  SurveyMonkey, purveyor for all things questionable, has reached outside of its Palo Alto HQ (and Stanford stronghold) to partner with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The outcome? An extensive set of questions -- research grounded and user tested -- for surveying parents' attitudes about their children's school. Topics covered are:

  • Parental support
  • Child behaviors
  • Parent engagement
  • Parent self-efficacy
  • School climate
  • School program fit
  • Parent roles and responsibilities.

Principals, administrators, and district leaders are invited to build their own custom survey from the 71 questions since not every question applies to every school. Get all the nitty, gritty details behind the research and survey design on EdWeek.  (And why the collaboration? SurveyMonkey CEO--and Harvard grad--Dave Goldberg also sits on the NewSchool Venture Fund board.)

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