Increasing Staff and Family Survey Response Rates

Event Date: 
January 18, 2012 - 04:00pm to 05:30pm EST
January 19, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EST


During this Webinar, Eric Hirsch, Chief Officer, External Affairs for the New Teacher Center; Trina Osher, President of Huff Osher Consulting, Inc.; and Dr. Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation of the Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools project and Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University, co-presented on engaging families, staff, and special populations in school climate efforts and increasing survey response rates for these respondents. Specifically, they addressed the following:

  • Best practices in engaging school staff in the importance of school climate and its measurement, including securing adequate staff response rates
  • Best practices in engaging families (parents/guardians) in school climate measurement, including:
         o Key issues for engaging families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
         o Strategies to increase family participation and survey response rates
         o Strategies to engage families in using survey results to assist with school improvement planning
  • The State of Maryland’s (one of the S3 grantees) experience in engaging families and staff in its school climate measurement effort

Webinar Materials

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