The state agency that tracks school reform wants your opinion.
S.C.'s Education Oversight Committee partnered with Clemson University to devise this survey. It'll be online throughout March.
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According to the state's School Board Association, the survey is meant to "gauge ... residents' perceptions of public schools. Results ... will be among the information used to set new statewide goals, student performance levels and school ratings."
They say the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Here's a sample of questions on the survey:
- As people across South Carolina think about spending on schools, do you think funds should be targeted toward schools that have the lowest test scores or schools where test scores show little or no improvement over time?
- In a school rated 'Excellent' in South Carolina, what would be an acceptable percentage of students who do not perform at grade level?
- Using the A, B, C, D, and F scale again, what grade would you give the school your oldest child attends?