Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Teachers Better Gauges of School Quality Than Parents, NYC Research Says - K-12 Parents and the Public - Education Week

Teachers Better Gauges of School Quality Than Parents, NYC Research Says - K-12 Parents and the Public - Education Week:

"Ask parents what they think of their child's school, and mostly they will give a positive response, says Lori Nathanson of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, at New York University.

But if you want a more accurate gauge of how one school compares to another, teachers are far more reliable sources, said Nathanson, a research associate at the alliance and a co-author with Meghan McCormick and James J. Kemple of "Strengthening Assessments of School Climate: Lessons from the NYC School Survey (2013)", which was released earlier this month. The report examines the responses of parents, teachers and students to a survey conducted by the city schools and offers an analysis of some of the survey's strengths and shortcomings."


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