Comparative Survey Data

The table below compares feedback from IVA students, parents, and teachers with feedback from students, parents, and teachers at public and private schools nationally. Sources of the public and private school data are noted below. The IVA data is taken from annual (anonymous) student and parent surveys. 

Survey questions

Benchmarks

     Public         Private 

IVA 2013-2014

(59 parents, 56 students, and all teachers responded)

IVA 2014-2015

(94 parents and 100 students responded)

Parent: Overall Satisfaction

74%1

91%2

97%

99% (93% mid-year)

Parent: Children are safe

74%3

86%3

100%

100%

Parent/Students: Academics are “challenging”

50%4

70%4

85% students

91% parents

87% parents

87% students

Parent/Students: Teachers are “high quality”

51%4

62%4

94% (“effective”)

NA, parents

97% parents

92% students

Teachers: Overall satisfaction, "very"/"strongly"

               “somewhat agree” & “strongly”

39%5

90%6

NA

94%6

100%

100%

100%

100%

Parent/Students: “Very well-prepared” for next step

39%4

71%4

NA

80% parents (“well prepared”)

78% students

 Parents: “My child has grown in demonstrating the traits of a good thinker” (intellectual virtues)

NA

NA

NA

92% parents

 

 

1 Gallup Poll, 2011-14 Aggregate, +/- 3% margin error.  Similar four-point scale (completely satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied).

http://www.gallup.com/poll/175517/americans-satisfaction-education-system-increases.aspx

2 Gallup Poll, 2003-07 Aggregate, +/- 7% margin error.  Similar four-point scale (completely satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied).

http://www.gallup.com/poll/28603/divide-between-public-school-parents-private-school-parents.aspx

3 Gallup Poll, 2003-07 Aggregate, +/- 3% margin error (public), +/- 7% margin error (private).  Two-point scale.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/28603/divide-between-public-school-parents-private-school-parents.aspx

4 Art & Science Group, 2003-04, +/- 3% margin error (public), +/- 5% margin error (private).  Two-point scale.  Interviewees were high school seniors, but also included post-college graduates in their 20s through 50s.  Research conducted on behalf of The Association of Boarding Schools.

https://www.iecaonline.com/PDF/IECA_Library_The-Truth-About-BoardingSchool.pdf

5 Harris Interactive (2012),  +/- 3%.  Similar four-point scale.  Survey includes private school teachers.  Research funded by MetLife Foundation.

https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/foundation/MetLife-Teacher-Survey-2012.pdf

6 Digest of Education Statistics (2011-12), +/- <1%.  Similar four-point scale.

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_210.20.asp