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.