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|Galesburg Schools Participating In State Survey
|A survey being put on by the State Board of Education is looking to help improve schools.
Galesburg's District 205 will be providing teachers, students, and parents an opportunity to give feedback on five different categories.
According to a release, the categories include gathering information on leadership, teachers, the environment, and instruction.
There are three separate survey for parents, students, and teachers asking questions on a variety of topics.
Superintendent Bart Arthur tells WGIL the district hopes they get a decent sample size.
"We are happily going about this though because it is a great thing to get input from your community as to how they feel the climate of the schools are so we're hopeful that they get some good information," says Arthur.
Parents are asked about feeling welcome in the schools, being involved in making decisions, and being notified on subjects being taught.
Students are asked primarily about their study habits and how their treated by both teachers and their peers. Arthur tells WGIL there is an opportunity to get feedback from those most affected by the schools.
"What's going to happen is that Illinois is going to put the results on the Illinois school report cards in the future so like I said we're exited about it. It's a little extra work for our schools and our teachers but I think it could be a very valuable experience for us."
The survey is relatively short - taking only a few minutes to complete. The survey, over the last 20 years has been shown to be predictive of school improvement.
Schools strong in 3 of 5 essential categories are reportedly more likely to improve student learning.
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