The Clear Creek Independent School District has published 2016 survey results from parents, staff, community, and students. During the 2015-2016 school year, the school district conducted four surveys, three through email and one by telephone. The majority of the responses saw an increase or an improvement from prior surveys. The data collected will be used as a means for continuous improvement for CCISD.
When asked to give CCISD a grade, 88% of the community gave an A or B, 83% of parents gave an A or B, 75% of students gave an A or B, and 92% of staff gave an A or B. When asked about the biggest challenge facing the school district, the community ranked testing and regulations (28%) as the top challenges followed by overcrowded schools. These challenges have shifted in rankings compared to the 2014 survey in which school funding and parental involvement were ranked at the top.
In the area of academic performance and student preparedness for the next grade level, 88% of parent respondents feel their child is prepared to do well in the next grade level, 83% say their child is receiving the kind of instruction that is appropriate for his/her abilities, and 72% feel the level of difficulty associated with homework is appropriate. When surveyed about the same types of questions, 88% of students also feel that they are prepared to do well in the next grade level, college or future career, 83% say they are receiving the kind of instruction that is appropriate for his/her abilities, and 84% believe they get the support they need to be successful. Ninety-three percent (93%) of staff believe their campus does a great job of challenging students to their full potential, compared to 87% in 2014.
Between 2014 and 2016, the community’s satisfaction with the district’s communications has increased from 89% to 91%. Eighty percent (80%) of parents say their student receives meaningful feedback from teachers compared to 63% in 2014. Eighty-one percent (81%) of students also agree that they receive helpful feedback about their work. Ninety-two percent (92%) of staff say they communicate frequently with most parents of students.
When asked to provide impressions, the community responded with an 89% positive impression of the school district. When asked about the leadership at the campus level, 88% parents, 84% of students and 91% of staff were satisfied.
Eighty-four percent (84%) of teachers say they incorporate the use of student tablets/laptops into their lessons. Through this, 81% of students agree that their teachers effectively integrate technology into their teaching. The ability to use Microsoft Office applications and the ability to create projects were the two highest responses from students, staff and parents when asked which skills students are better at when using a district-issued laptop or tablet. Eighty-five percent (85%) of staff and 68% of students believe student learning is enhanced because of the Latitude-2-Learn program.
Community results are based from a 2016 Baselice & Associates Phone Survey with a 4.9% (+) (-) margin of error. The parent, student and employee results are based from email surveys. 2016 email survey respondents: 3,038 parents, 18,320 students and 2,270 staff. To view all four surveys, visit www.ccisd.net/departments/communications/survey. For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 281-284-0020 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.