Fairfax County Public Schools Trust and Confidence Survey Results November 15, 2011. Survey objectives. What is in this report?
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Fairfax County Public Schools
Trust and Confidence Survey Results
November 15, 2011
What is in this report?
This report highlights findings from an online survey distributed to parents of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and non-parent taxpayers of Fairfax County via the public library database. The survey is a snapshot in time of general perceptions of FCPS and will be carried out annually.
What are we trying to explain?
This survey had four sequential objectives culminating in determining the overall level of trust and confidence of parents and non-parent taxpayers in FCPS.
What were the respondent characteristics considered in this survey?
How were the questions developed?
The questions used to measure overall trust and confidence were derived from best practice surveys used in public school districts combined with tailored questions from the Department of Communications and Community Outreach (DCCO). The resulting multi-item scales meet the conventional standard for reliability. The scale used included: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree, Strongly Agree, Don’t have enough information to make an assessment.
Questions on the extent of access of information
Questions on the level of understanding
Questions on the level of agreement
Questions on the level of trust and confidence in FCPS