Single-Gender Initiatives Survey: data from students, parents and teachers
Monday - December 06, 2010
Each year, starting in 2008, the Single-Gender Initiatives program at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has posted survey forms online for the purpose of gauging the attitude and opinions of students, teachers, and parents regarding qualities that contribute to success in school as they are addressed in single-gender classes. In 2010, as in the past, hyperlinks to the survey forms were e-mailed to all of the state’s schools that offer single-gender classes. All teachers of single-gender classes were asked to complete the survey. They were also asked to encourage their students as well as the parents to complete the appropriate survey forms. These forms were available online for six weeks, and over 7,000 respondents provided some very interesting information. David Chadwell from the Department's Office of School Choice, discusses this year's findings and draws some parallels with previous survey findings.