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DOE: SQS Assists in Gathering School Quality Information

January 28, 2016, 11:56 AM HST
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File photo by Hunter Bishop.

File photo by Hunter Bishop.

Hawai’i State Department of Education’s annual School Quality Surveys are underway.

The surveys provide information on how schools are doing in ways of school culture, satisfaction, and engagement from information gathered through students, parents/guardians, and staff.

Feedback gathered through the surveys assists school planning and improvement efforts and meets the legislative and Board of Education requirements.

“We’re hoping for more parents to respond this year since last year’s return rate was 24 percent,” said Tammi Chun, assistant superintendent, Office of Strategy, Innovation, and Performance. “This feedback is very important to us as we continue to work on ways to improve learning experiences for our children.”

Students in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 11 will take the survey online at school, as well as teachers, administrative office staff, and instructional support staff.

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Parents and guardians of students in the surveyed grades will have the opportunity to take the survey online or via paper.

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Responses to the survey are anonymous and the deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 15.

Results of the survey will be made available online via the Report Finder on the DOE’s website.

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