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School Effectiveness Questionnaire (SEQ)

The School District of Palm Beach County uses the SEQ in order to comply with the regulation for an annual school learning environment survey. The District also uses the results to meet accreditation requirements. The SEQ is mandated this year in teacher/staff, parent, and student versions. The SEQ is also important in providing feedback toward the District Goal "Student-First Philosophy", the Essential: Positive Learning Environment, and developing and maintaining Single School Culture.

NOTE:

Individual school data is not provided for groups with Response Rates of less than 10%.

Teachers Overview

FY2017 Teacher/Staff School Effectiveness Questionnaire At a Glance

 

From FY16 to FY17, response rates increased across all school levels.

About Percent Positive Response

The percent positive response is comprised of those responses on the SEQ Likert scales that
  • denote agreement (strongly, moderately, or slightly agree),
  • denote the extent of influence for decision making (moderate influence or a great deal of influence), or
  • denote the degree of concern for student conduct (where adverse conduct is a minor problem or not a problem).
 
 

In FY17, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools showed overall percent positive responses.

The trend seen District-wide across school levels shows that Elementary teachers expressed similar positive responses with slight increases for Middle and High Schools.
The majority (>50%) of teachers or staff members who responded to the SEQ provided positive responses affirming overall school effectiveness in the School District for each category.
 

Parents Overview

FY2017 Parents School Effectiveness Questionnaire At a Glance

 

In FY17, rates were highest at Elementary (27%), followed by Middle (18%), then High schools (11%).

About Percent Positive Response

The percent positive response is comprised of those responses on the SEQ Likert scales that denote agreement (strongly, moderately, or slightly agree).
 
The percent of parents District-wide responding positively to the SEQ overall has increased by six percentage points from FY16 to FY17.
 

The trend seen District-wide across school levels shows that Elementary Parents expressed the highest positive responses followed by Middle and then High School.

Despite the increase in percent positive percentage points, items relating to the school’s response to individual parent concerns continues to lag the other SEQ categories.

 

Students Overview

FY2017 Students School Effectiveness Questionnaire At a Glance

 

From FY16 to FY17, student response rates remained similar for the District High schools, decreased in Elementary schools, while Middle school response rates increased by 4 percentage points.

About Percent Positive Response

The percent positive response is comprised of those responses on the SEQ Likert scales that denote agreement (strongly, moderately, or slightly agree), The percent of students District-wide responding positively to the SEQ overall has increased by three percentage points from FY16 to FY17.
 
 

The trend seen District-wide across school levels shows that Elementary Students (5th grade) expressed the highest positive responses followed by Middle and then High School.

Positive responses to items relating to School Climate, Diverse Community, and College Preparation rated higher than the other three categories of Challenging Assignment, Parental Involvement, and Individual Concerns. The percent of positive student responses to the items about Individual Concerns rated lowest.