Data Management, Planning and Program Evaluation - Results
1996-1997 school year, the Data Management, Planning and Program
was asked by the Board of Education to design, administer, and score surveys
which would provide indicators of perceptions on the part of students, staff,
and parents. The underlying purpose of the Comprehensive School Surveys (CSS)
is to provide feedback to both the Board of Education and the local schools.
While the original plan was to conduct the surveys every two years, upon
receipt of the results, the JCPS Board of Education recommended that the survey
be conducted annually. Since the first year, the CSS are administered on an
annual basis and collect data in important areas associated with school
climate. The CSS are critical for more informed discussion and planning for the
future of Jefferson County Public Schools. We want to ensure that the voice of
students (grades 4-12), certified staff, classified staff, and parents become
an integral part of the decision-making process in our District.
Since the comprehensive
school survey is a mandate from our Board of Education, the building principal
is the ultimate responsible person for the survey. The principal can designate
a survey coordinator, which in turn, needs to protect the confidentiality of
The number of surveys returned is over 100,000 each year.
Likert Scale for CSS is as follows:
4 - Strongly Agree, 3 - Agree, 2 - Disagree, 1 - Strongly Disagree
Please select desired results year: