PEI

'A great way to get a pulse': School surveys focus on academic experiences

For the second consecutive year, schools across P.E.I. are asking for feedback from members of their community.

Students, parents and teachers are being asked for their feedback

P.E.I. Education Minister Doug Currie says the surveys are a good way to 'get a pulse' of school communities. (CBC)

For the second consecutive year, schools across P.E.I. are asking for feedback from members of their community. 

Students, parents and teachers will have the opportunity to answer questions relating to their academic experiences. 

Minister of Education Doug Currie said the survey is a great way to identify obstacles parents, students and teachers may face.

"It certainly allows us as an education system to respond to what we see as the challenges but also to build on the successes." 

'Get a pulse'

Currie said the survey will focus on subject matter and the overall school experience for students, parents and teachers.

He also said that the results are an important factor in ensuring the government, and school boards don't assume what problems or challenges are being faced. 

Students from elementary and secondary schools will be given class time to complete the survey. (Brian Higgins/CBC)

"We see that this is a tremendous vehicle to be very open and transparent about school experiences," he said.

"It's a great way to get a pulse."

Report coming

Results will be given back to schools so administrators can set goals for their students.

A summary of the findings will also be published in a report.

Both elementary and secondary school students will have class time to answer surveys and parents can respond online until May 19.

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