Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Author's Department

Educational Administration

First Advisor

David E. Bartz


The purpose of this field study was to survey parents/guardians of fifth and sixth grade students concerning their opinions of programs, practices and procedures used at Jefferson Elementary School in Charleston, Illinois. An instrument was designed and given to students to take home to be completed by their parents/guardians and returned to school via the student. Results of the survey indicated that, in general, most parents were satisfied with the programs, practices and procedures except for the schoolwide discipline program, certain curricular offerings (handwriting, math and physical education) and the amount of homework assigned. Opinions of the parents surveyed will be used as guidelines to improve areas of concern. Additionally, future surveys are planned for K-4 parents and specific surveys are planned to seek parent input regarding ways to improve two-way communication between school and home.

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