Survey 2 Results - June 8, 2020

  • We received 10,631 responses to our second Pulse Survey between June 8 and June 14 - 1,684 from staff; 3,434 from students; and 5,513 from parents. The survey received almost 1,200 parent responses in languages other than English (up from 700 in the first Pulse Survey.


    Key Survey Results (Week of June 8)

    There was a high overall satisfaction with social and emotional support provided by ACPS, but instruction, school connections and teacher/school communication, as well as the social and emotional health of stakeholders continue to need focus.

    Areas of strength. 

    • Parents (78%), students (85%), and staff (80%) continued to report a high level of satisfaction with instructional and academic supports. 
    • The majority of parents (74%), students (75%), and staff (83%) were also satisfied with social and emotional supports - although these declined slightly between the two surveys. 
    • Staff (82%) and students (72%) continue to manage their stress well.

    Areas of continued focus. 

    Second round results were largely the same as the first round. Areas of focus identified in the first round (primarily student engagement) did not improve between surveys #1 and #2 and in fact slightly declined. 

    • Teachers reported less student engagement in the second round, with 63% reporting that less than half of their students engaged in class within the last week (compared with 54% in round 1). 
    • The feeling of connectedness between families and teachers also declined (74% to 70% for students feeling connected to teachers, 81% to 74% for parents feeling connected to the school, and 68% to 63% for teachers feeling connected to students.)

    The results are being used to assist with the implementation of the summer learning plans (3.0) and planning for the reopening of school (4.0). 

    Data will be shared with 4.0 Planning Work Teams, including results from open-ended comments from participants on what ACPS should focus on to make them feel comfortable returning to school. Data are also being used to investigate and highlight any inequities.