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Sample Printouts
 


 

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Opinion Survey for Parents (OSP)
Sample Printouts

The Opinion Survey for Parents (OSP), which is appropriate for use by schools serving students in grades 6 to 12, assesses parent attitudes and opinions about five aspects of your school including school climate, discipline/safety, learning environment, staff-student relations, and academic progress.

There exists a DOS executable computer program that I use to tally and analyze OSP data and to print out item and composite scores for up to thirteen groups: all parents, parents of male and female students, parents of White, Hispanic and other ethnic students, and parents of students in each grade level 6 through 12. Printouts aren't generated for empty groups (i.e., groups with no data).

A samples for each of the two different types of OSP printouts are shown below...


#1... The OSP General Information Printout.

This printout explains the OSP scoring procedure and lists the different groups for which summary results can be produced.

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OPINION SURVEY FOR PARENTS (OSP)
SAMPLE SECONDARY SCHOOL
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Scoring Notes . . .

1. Reported scores: Item Means, Category Scores, Total Score
2. The Item Mean is the arithematic average for the item.
3. The Category Score is the mean of the applicable Item Means.
4. The Total Score is the mean of the five Category Scores.

Printouts . . .

1. OSP.EXE generates a one-page printout for as many as
   thirteen (13) groups.  There are no printouts for empty groups. 
   a. All Parents (Parents of all students)
   b. Grade Levels (Parents of 6th thru 12th graders)
   c. Gender (Parents of male and female students)
   d. Ethnic Group (Parents of Whites, Hispanics and Other Ethnics)
   NOTE- This release of OSP.EXE (1.0) gives only ALL PARENT results.

2. The OSP.EXE one-page printout displays:
   a. School Name
   b. Group Name and Size (number of students in group)
   c. Five Category Scores (School Climate, Discipline/Safety,
      Learning Environment, Staff/Parent Relationships,
      and Academic Progress.
   d. Total Score
   e. Item Data (number of parents selecting each response,
      item mean, item standard deviation, and item descriptor)
   f. Legend (5=Most Positive Result, 1=Most Negative Result)
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OSP.EXE (r1.0) Copyright 1998 by Bert Stoneberg Jr.         10-16-1998
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#2... The OSP Group Printout.

This one-page group printout shows both composite scores and item scores. A separate one-page printout is generated for each parent group (i.e., all parents, and disaggregated groups for parents by gender, by ethnic group and by grade level). On the sample "All Parents" printout shown below, for example, parents gave their highest composite rating to the learning environment at the school (3.47) and their lowest composite rating to the school climate (3.01).

OPINION SURVEY FOR PARENTS (OSP)
SAMPLE SECONDARY SCHOOL
All Parents (N=16)
========================================================================
                              Mean
                              ----
      School Climate          3.01 
      Discipline/Safety       3.20 
      Learning Environment    3.47 
      Staff/Parent Relations  3.39 
      Academic Progress       3.26 
      Survey Total            3.27 
========================================================================
      Frequency of Response
     -----------------------   ----------   ----------------------------
Itm  sa5   a4    3   d2  sd1   Mean  SDev   Item Descriptors
---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ----  ----   ----------------------------

  1    0    0   16    0    0   3.00  0.00   Good school for my child
  2    0   16    0    0    0   4.00  0.00   Child is challenged by work
  3    0    0    0   16    0   2.00  0.00   School is a friendly place
  4    4    2    4    5    1   3.19  1.29   Students respect each other
 
  5    3    6    6    0    1   3.62  0.99   I like bldg/grounds looks
  6    4    4    2    5    1   3.31  1.31   Child is safe at school
  7    2    0   12    0    2   3.00  1.00   Child's belongings safe
  8    4    4    1    6    1   3.25  1.35   I feel welcome at school
 
  9    5    0    9    1    1   3.44  1.17   Talk with teachers easily
 10    1   11    3    0    1   3.69  0.85   Comfortable talking w/prin
 11    4    2    5    4    1   3.25  1.25   I know rules/expectations
 12    3    2    9    0    2   3.25  1.15   My child disciplined fairly
 
 13    5    1    3    6    1   3.19  1.38   School keeps me informed
 14    1    9    5    0    1   3.56  0.86   My child expected to learn
 15    4    2    6    3    1   3.31  1.21   Child gets individual help
 16    2    4    7    2    1   3.25  1.03   Extra-curriculars add a lot
 
 17    2    5    6    2    1   3.31  1.04   Overall academic progress
 18    2    4    6    0    4   3.00  1.32   English
 19    5    1    4    5    1   3.25  1.35   Math and Science
 20    2    8    3    2    1   3.50  1.06   Social Studies
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                POSITIVE  5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1  NEGATIVE
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OSP.EXE (r1.0) (c) All Rights Reserved                     10-16-1998 bs

Last Update:  17-May-08