2012 PARENT SURVEY RECORDS RECORD-SETTING NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Participation Prizes Will Be Revealed Soon!
Fort Worth, Texas – A record number of Fort Worth ISD parents -- 1,870 -- completed the Fort Worth ISD Parent Survey online and, when combined with parents who completed the traditional paper version of the survey, it's believed participation will be at an all-time high. The annual survey is a chance for parents to express their level of satisfaction with the campus as well as sharing ideas on how the District can improve its services.
As an extra incentive, parents this year helped their schools win $200 for having the largest percentage of participation. Those funds can be used on those campuses for parent participation projects and events. There will be one prize award made at each of the high school, middle school and alternative school levels. Two awards of $200 each will be made at the elementary school level. We will announce the winners of the prizes in the next few days.
Parents followed a link from the District website or Facebook page to complete the questionaire. A paper version of the survey was also sent home with students. Additionally, parents were invited to share further views by sending written comments to a special email address.
Thank you, all, again for letting us know what we needed to do!
“We need input from parents,” said Sara Arispe, executive director of Accountability and Data Quality. “We want the best educational experience for your child and getting parents’ opinions is the best way for us to provide that experience.”
Parent opinion shapes the District's plans for the future and empowers the work to be done. For instance, as a result of the 2011 Parent Survey the District was able to:
Attain additional funding – based on parent identified needs.
Measure cultural climate within schools, such as warmth, respect, and friendliness.
Measure program impact – whether parents are satisfied with specific programs.
Determine impact of communication between schools and parents.
Each FWISD campus made special arrangements to help parents participate in this survey. Library or computer lab hours were extended or other computers will be made available.