by Tenth District PTA/PTSA President Ilene Ashcraft
19 March, 2009
Dear PTA Unit Presidents and Members,
I need your urgent attention. The 2009-2010school report card survey has gone out. Please encourage your parents to complete the form and send it in before the Spring break.
Last year the district only received 25% of them back.
It is essential they get as many back as possible to present an accurate report card for each school - so the schools can try to set goals needed to improve for next years report card ratings.
IF YOU WANT YOUR SCHOOL TO IMPROVE PLEASE COMPLETE + RETURN THE SURVEY TODAY.
I suggest PTA's give away prizes to those that completed the survey - or something. We need these surveys returned. If you're not sure if you received one or not sure if you returned one - you can go to http://bit.ly/bxPXLK to complete the survey today online.
Thank you -
President, Los Angeles
Tenth District PTSA
The 'survey' is actually four SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEYS – for Parents, Employees, Students and Charter School Students - (apparently Charter school Employees, Charter School Parents and Community Volunteers are chopped liver!) all available at that same link: http://bit.ly/bxPXLK
….or you can go to each individual survey through the links below:
Take the School Experience Survey ONLINE now!
Click the link below to take the survey as a student, parent, or school employee. If you received a letter with an authorization code, be sure to have that with you before you complete the survey. Thank you for participating!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS: In the student survey, several schools were inadvertently listed with the name of one of their magnet schools instead of the name of the primary campus. Please select the magnet school if your primary campus is not listed. OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE ERROR.
smf: This is the third year of the School Report Card process – and as you will see from the limited outreach and documented errors (failure to differentiate between magnets and regular schools - and the errors/issues reported below*) the customer and employee satisfaction information is meaningless if not contributed to. If we are going to be data driven we need good data (GIGO: Garbage In/Garbage Out + NINI: Nothing In/Nothing Out) and unfortunately waiting-for-next-year to include everyone, improve or fine tune outreach, communication or collection techniques is what this district does best.!
Please take the survey. THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 31st Thank you.
*2008-09 SCHOOL REPORT CARD: KNOWN ISSUES
February 25, 2010 - Since the release of the 2008-2009 School Report Card we identified three instances where the data reported were not correct (NOTE: these are issues for printed School Report Cards that were distributed n January 2010 only. School Report Cards available for download on this site have been updated).
Elementary only: The graph on the front cover of the elementary report card reads 47% when it should be 42%. The bar graph is correct; the number is a misprint. The data reported within the report card is correct.
High school only: The data is reversed for “English learners” and “Students with disabilities” in the graph on page 4 in the section titled “Student Groups”.
Spanish only: The labels for “English learners” (aprendices de inglés) and “Students with disabilities” (educación especial) are reversed in the table on Page 5 in the section titled “Learn More”.