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Today we had a school wide survey.

Teachers took one. The kids took it twice – for two different teachers. Then they took home one for their parents to fill out as well.

As I’ve discussed, I have the low performing kids. They, in large part, lack motivation. One of the explicit instructions on the survey was that they had the discretion to skip any questions they felt they couldn’t answer adequately with the given choices.

A fair section of the teachers questionnaire had to do with the students’ intrinsic motivation, so I know that was an issue being evaluated by the survey.

I didn’t have the heart to tell the majority of my kids who happily shoved blank questionnaires into the folders that, in this case, no response was just as telling as filling the whole thing out would have been.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Karen Meyers | August 9, 2008 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    So where’s the survey???

  2. Mr. K | August 9, 2008 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    It went into administrative limbo. It was a combination /class/school satisfaction survey, querying functional aspects of the school. Once I handed in the paperwork, it was out of sight, and I’ve heard no further results from it.

    Part of being a cog in a creaking educational behemoth, I suppose.