Survey Results

 
INTRODUCTION
The Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic is designed to analyze the institution’s survey results in terms of areas of achievement and areas that need improvement.  Further, the diagnostic is essential to the continuous improvement processes in that it provides the institution with a comprehensive view of the aggregate scores of the surveys administered, and the actual total of respondents for each survey type to drive a single score for this diagnostic.  The performance level score computed at the completion of the diagnostic is used to broaden and enhance the external review team’s understanding of the stakeholder’s perceptions of the institution; the diagnostic should be used in the same manner by the institution as it engages in improvement planning. 
 
 
SURVEY ADMINISTRATIONS
 
Sacred Heart School attempted to ensure that all survey groups were administered with fidelity by including the following administration procedures:
 
First Survey Administration:  Catholic Identity
Students in grades 5 and 6 were provided a session during school hours where every student responded to the survey.  100% participation appeared to have been achieved. 
The staff was provided time during a Faculty Meeting to respond to the survey, had admission on their own school computer, and four computers were set up in the Media Center for a week to provide an opportunity for completion of the survey.  100% participation appeared to have been achieved.
Parents and Parish Stakeholders were notified and encouraged to respond to the survey via school email, school newsletter, hard copy, parish bulletin, and word of mouth.  Four computers were set up and available in the Media Center of the school to provide additional computer access to the survey.  The Media Center was open one hour after each of the 3 parish Masses in order to provide access to parishioners. 
Hard copies of the survey were offered, if requested, for those without Internet access, surveys in alternate languages were also available, if requested. 139 parent/parishioner surveys were completed
 
 
Second Survey Administration: Goverance and Leadership
Students in grades Kindergarten through 6 were provided a session during school hours where every student responded to the survey.  100% participation appeared to have been achieved.
The staff was provided the link and was able to meet with the Media Director to provide an opportunity for completion of the survey.  100% participation appeared to have been achieved.
Parents were notified and encouraged to respond to the survey via school email, school newsletter, and word of mouth.  Computers were available in the Media Center of the school to provide additional computer access to the survey.  Hard copies of the survey were offered, if requested, for those without Internet access, & surveys in Spanish were also available, if requested.  102 parent surveys were completed.  Multiple reminder emails were sent out to the parents reminding them to complete the survey and included the survey link.
All of these provisions, we believe, ensure that the participation was reflective of the overall Sacred Heart School population.
 
AREAS OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT
 
Areas with the highest satisfaction or approval on the Catholic Identity Survey were broken up into 4 distinct groups.  The 4 groups included parents, parish community, staff and Sacred Heart students. 
Based on the Parent and Community Survey, Sacred Heart School achieved a 1st quartile rating.  Results showed a strong support for our Catholic school. Furthermore, these groups were particularly impressed with the way the school makes Jesus and the teachings of the Catholic Church known to all students.  They also approved of the many symbols of the Catholic faith displayed throughout.  The school upholds high standards of excellence in all it offers to everyone. 
According to the Staff Survey, the staff also achieved 1st quartile rating on every question.  The staff was particularly strong in their consensus that the school lives the Gospel message through community service to those in need.  There are symbols of Catholic faith displayed throughout the school.  In addition to academics and faith formation, our school offers experiences in the arts, athletics, extracurricular activities, and service opportunities that contribute to the education of the whole child. 
In the Student Survey, the students strongly agreed that there are symbols of Catholic faith displayed throughout our school.  Also, they feel our school does everything it can to eliminate obstacles that hinder or exclude students from receiving a Catholic education. 
 
AREAS IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT
 
Governance and Leadership Survey
Based on the Parent Survey, areas that indicated the lowest level of satisfaction or approval show that a variety of teaching strategies and learning activities are utilized, the teachers meet learning needs by individualizing instruction, and the teachers help the parents understand their child’s progress.
The Staff Survey indicated the lowest level of satisfaction or approval was that our staff provides peer coaching to teachers and our school provides protected instructional time. 
In the Student Survey, the areas that indicated the lowest level of satisfaction or approval was that the families like to come to school, students treat adults with respect, and the teachers listen to the students.  Furthermore, the students noted that the teachers and principal ask the students’ opinions, are treated with respect, and the teachers change their teaching strategies to meet a variety of learning needs.  The students indicated they respect the property of others, and the students are helpful to each other.