LRHSD Administration Articulation Assessment Survey

The goal of this survey is to assess current practices and needs of LRHSD administrators with regard to articulation with the K-8 sending districts. For this survey, "articulation" is defined as "communication between teachers, administrators, and/or staff of different classes, grades, schools, and/or districts in order to improve curriculum planning and instruction through mutual consideration."



A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. What is your administrative title?*
    Superintendent
    Assistant Superintendent
    Business Administrator
    Director of Planning and Assessment
    Director of Personnel
    Director of Special Services
    Principal
    Assistant Principal
    Child Study Team Coordinator
    Department Coordinator
    other


  1. If you chose "other" for question #1, please provide your title here:


  1. Would you describe yourself as a district-level or building-level administrator?*
    district-level
    building-level
    both


  1. If you chose "Principal," "Assistant Principal," or "Department Coordinator" in question #1, at what school do you work?
    Cherokee
    Lenape
    Seneca
    Shawnee
    Sequoia


  1. If you chose "Assistant Principal" in question #1, what department(s) do you supervise?
    Art
    Business
    Child Study Team
    English
    Family and Consumer Science
    Math
    Media Center
    Music
    Naval Junior ROTC
    Nurses
    P.E./Health
    Science
    Social Studies
    Special Education
    Technology
    World Languages


  1. If you chose "Department Coordinator" in question #1, what department(s) do you coordinate?
    Art
    Business
    Child Study Team
    English
    Family and Consumer Science
    Math
    Media Center
    Music
    Naval Junior ROTC
    Nurses
    P.E./Health
    Science
    Social Studies
    Special Education
    Technology
    World Languages


  1. With which sending district(s) do you articulate?*
    DeMasi Middle School
    Marlton Middle School
    Harrington Middle School
    Medford Memorial Middle School
    Neeta School
    Indian Mills Memorial School
    Southampton Township School #3
    K.R. Olson Middle School
    Chatsworth School
    School(s) other than those listed
    All of the above
    None


  1. What methods of communication with the sending district(s) do you use?*
    Email
    Phone
    Face-to-face
    None


  1. Select the answer that most accurately completes the sentence: "I communicate __________ with the sending district(s)."*
    daily
    weekly
    monthly
    yearly
    not at all
    other


  1. How much time per month on average do you communicate with the sending district(s)?*
    none
    more than none, less than one hour
    between one and two hours
    more than two hours
    other


  1. If you chose "other" in questions #9 or 10, please elaborate here:


  1. How much of this communication time relates to articulation?*
    none
    more than none, less than one hour
    between one and two hours
    more than two hours
    other


  1. When does most of your articulation-related communication take place?*
    first semester
    second semester
    during the summer
    no identifiable pattern
    no articulation-related communication
    other


  1. If you chose "other" in questions #12 or 13, please elaborate here:


  1. How would you rate the availability of curriculum-related information from the sending districts to LRHSD?*
     
      1 2 3 4 5     N/A
    Always available  Never available  


  1. How would you rate the availability of curriculum-related information from LRHSD to the sending districts?*
     
      1 2 3 4 5     N/A
    Always available  Never available  


  1. Do you share course curriculum with sending district administrators and/or teachers?*
    Yes
    No
    N/A


  1. How effective is the articulation between your department and the sending district school(s)?*
     
      1 2 3 4 5     N/A
    Very effective  Very ineffective  


  1. Describe the ways in which you currently articulate and/or communicate with sending district schools:


  1. What information from the sending schools do you currently receive?*
    student health information
    student academic records
    student discipline history
    subject area curriculum
    Child Study Team records
    NJ State Assessment data
    other
    none


  1. If you selected "other" in question 20, please describe here the type(s) of information received:


  1. With regard to your areas of responsibility, what, if any, plans for articulation are currently "in the works" but have not yet taken place?


  1. Which information from the sending schools do you not currently receive but would help you do your job more effectively?*
    student health information
    student academic records
    student discipline history
    subject area curriculum
    Child Study Team records
    NJ State Assessment data
    other
    none


  1. If you selected "other" in question 23, please describe here the type(s) of information desired:


  1. If any of the information named in questions #20 through #24 would be especially useful when received in a specific form, please state here the information type and the preferred form:


  1. Which of the following are barriers to articulation with the sending districts?*
    lack of time for articulation
    no need for articulation perceived
    lack of guidance about how and with whom to articulate
    other
    none


  1. If you selected "other" in question 26, please describe here the barrier(s) to articulation not listed:


  1. How relevant is your communication with the sending district(s) to the following aspects of students' transition into 9th grade?*

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Academically Extremely relevant Not relevant at all  
      Socially Extremely relevant Not relevant at all  
      With regard to sports/clubs/activities Extremely relevant Not relevant at all  
      With regard to Special Education Extremely relevant Not relevant at all  


  1. A goal of the long-range plan is to increase articulation between middle school and high school counselors, administrative staff, coordinators, advisors, athletic directors, and teachers. In your view, how important is that goal to improving student academic performance?*
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Extremely important  Not important at all


  1. In your view, how important is that goal to improving students' social adjustment to high school?*
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Extremely important  Not important at all


  1. What steps should we as a district take to increase articulation between our district and the sending districts?*
    after-school meetings between teachers from the districts
    meetings between administrators from the districts
    joint in-services between the districts
    peer observations between teachers from the districts
    other
    none


  1. If you chose "other" in question #30, please elaborate here:


  1. If you chose "meetings between administrators" in question #30, how often should these meetings take place?
    once a marking period
    once a semester
    once a year
    once every other year
    less than every other year


  1. If you chose "joint in-services" in question #30, how often should these in-services take place?
    once a semester
    once a year
    once every other year
    less than every other year


  1. What joint in-service topics related to articulation would you like to see?
    team building
    curriculum information exchange
    strategy sharing
    other


  1. If you chose "other" in question #34, please elaborate here:


  1. If you chose "peer observations" in question #30, how often should these peer observations take place?
    once a marking period
    once a semester
    once a year
    once every other year
    less than every other year