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Parents Survey Presentation 08-05-19Westlake Academy Board of Trustee Parent Survey PRESENTED BY ETC INSTITUTE Methodology Survey Descriptions ◦5 pages in length ◦Survey took approximately 10-15 minutes to complete Sample Size ◦263 parents completed the survey Method of Administration ◦By mail with follow-up by phone and email Margin of Error ◦+/-4.32% at the 95% level of confidence All Grades Were Well Represented Good representation of responses from parents with children in all grades Student and Parent Characteristics WHAT DID WE LEARN? Most students live outside of Westlake Nearly 6 out of 10 parents have had students at the Academy 5 years or less The Academy is still a Very Important reason for moving to Westlake Number of parents who volunteer continues to decline 9 out of 10 parents attend Teacher/Student led Conferences at least once Most parents think the frequency of communication is adequate Positive Findings WHAT DID WE LEARN? Third straight survey that percentage of parents reporting their child was progressing at or ahead of expectations reached an all-time high Percent of parents who think their children are emotionally safe is still higher than it was 8 years ago, but did drop from 2016 Percent of parents who think their children are physically safe is still higher than it was 8 years ago Satisfaction is high in all areas that were assessed Satisfaction with Services and Programs WHAT DID WE LEARN? Satisfaction is high in all areas that were assessed Significant Increases from 2016: Significant Decreases from 2016: None of the areas assessed had more than 20% dissatisfaction Significant Increases from 2016: Significant Decreases from 2016: What is Important to Parents? WHAT DID WE LEARN? 2019 Importance-Satisfaction Rating Westlake Academy Major Categories of Academy Services Category of Service Most Important %Most Important Rank Satisfaction %Satisfaction Rank Importance- Satisfaction Rating I-S Rating Rank Academic progress of your child 44%1 79%7 0.0931 1 MYP faculty & staff 24%4 65%28 0.0852 2 Social & emotional progress of your child 32%2 77%11 0.0738 3 MYP Curriculum 25%3 72%15 0.0699 4 College preparation process 13%9 65%25 0.0441 5 DP faculty & staff 14%7 74%13 0.0351 6 MYP Math Program 11%10 69%19 0.0349 7 DP Curriculum 14%8 77%10 0.0307 8 PYP Curriculum 17%6 84%3 0.0275 9 PYP faculty & staff 23%5 89%1 0.0267 10 Quality of communication from WA 8%12 67%22 0.0262 11 Extracurricular sports programs 6%14 62%31 0.0229 12 Communication regarding issues/problems related to your child 6%15 64%30 0.0207 13 Other extracurricular programs 4%17 55%35 0.0194 14 Overall, how satisfied are you with the quality of education provided by Westlake Academy 10%11 84%2 0.0152 15 The Secondary Counseling Department 3%18 60%32 0.0137 16 PYP Math Program 7%13 81%5 0.0135 17 Language B Program (foreign language program)5%16 73%14 0.0125 18 Secondary Gradebook on ManageBac 3%19 57%34 0.0115 19 Quality of Instruction remains the most important aspect of education at Westlake Academy Other Issues WHAT DID WE LEARN? Satisfaction among parents of children with learning disabilities has significantly decreased Nearly 8 out of 10 parents believe cell phones should be banned for grades 6-8 Only two-thirds of parents believe cell phones should be banned for grades 6-8 Summary Summary The percentage of parents who think their child is progressing at or above expectations is at all-time high (85% in 2019 vs 79% in 2016) Westlake Academy continues to be an important reason that people move to Westlake Overall Satisfaction Continues to Increase: ◦Short-Term: 22 of the 34 (65%) areas assessed saw an increase in satisfaction, 14 of those were significant ◦Long-Term: 23 of the 27 (85%) areas assessed saw an increase in satisfaction, 14 of those were significant Only Three Areas Have Experienced Long-Term Decreases since 2010: ◦Maintenance of the Academy ◦MYP Faculty and Staff ◦DP Faculty and Staff Top 3 priorities for parents: ◦Academic progress of their child ◦MYP faculty and staff ◦Social and emotional progress of their child Questions? THANK YOU