School Attendance: Parents Questionnaire

We are gathering information from parents to discover their views on school attendance. We appreciate your time.



         

       



  1. Name of the person completing the survey:


  1. Address


  1. Telephone


  1. Email:


  1. Student's age:
    10-12
    13-14
    15 +


  1. Student's gender:
    Female
    male


  1. Student's race:
    African American
    Asian American
    Hispanic
    White
    Native American
    Other


  1. How do you rate your current housing (where the student lives)?
    Very good
    Good
    Neither good nor bad
    Poor
    Very Poor


  1. How many times have you changed in the last 5 years?
    None
    One time
    Two times
    Three times
    Four times
    More than five


  1. Can you get help from family members or community when you need it?
    Yes
    Most of the times
    Sometimes
    Never


  1. If a child did not go to regularly, do you think their learning would be affected:
    A great deal
    Not very much
    A fair amount
    Not at all


  1. Where do you receive details of your child's attendance?
    School report
    Parents evening
    Newsletter
    Letters from school
    School annual report
    Child's school planner
    Online
    None


  1. How often do you receive letters from the school specifically about your child's attendance?
    Never
    Once a year
    Once a term
    Once a month
    More than once a month


  1. For what reasons would you keep your child off school? (check all that apply)
    Illness
    To look after other siblings
    To go shopping
    Holidays
    To visit relative
    Family bereavement
    Being bullied
    Birthday
    Medical appointments
    Religous festival


  1. What percentage of attendance do you feel comfortable with?
    100%
    90 - 99%
    80 - 89%
    70 - 79%
    69% or lower


  1. Do you feel welcome in your child's school?
    Yes, all the time
    Most of the times
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. Has the school informed you about how to get involved?
    Yes
    Sometimes
    Rarely
    Never


  1. Do you believe parent
    involvement will help with your child's attendance?
    Strongly agree
    Agree
    Neither agre nor disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly disagree


  1. What prevents you from becoming involved
    (barriers) in your child's school?
    Lack of transportation
    Lack of child care
    Language barrier
    Administrators' attitude
    Scheduling barriers
    Negative view of the school


  1. What type of
    involvement do you have in your child's school?


  1. What types of parental involvement are in your child's school?


  1. How do you think you could get
    involved in order to reduce your child's number of absences?