Each Spring, the School District of Lancaster conducts a survey of all students in grades three through twelve. This is a confidential survey that asks questions about students’ perception of their school, their social and emotional development, and their academic goals. The survey also asks secondary students about specific school programs and their behavior concerning alcohol/drugs. The results are used to evaluate SDoL programming and to gather information on School Climate, College & Career Readiness, Technology, and various other areas. Having a survey each year allows us to measure any changes that occur over time. Your child’s participation in the survey is strictly voluntary. However, your child’s participation is important to the success of this effort.
To learn more about the process and your options, please review the parent/guardian information below and the sample student surveys.
This information can be made available in additional languages. Please contact your child’s school.
The School District of Lancaster partners with the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College to conduct a telephone survey with parents of SDoL students in grades K3 through 12. The purpose of our survey is to better understand parent perceptions of school safety, district communications, parent involvement and postsecondary preparation, among other topics. The survey was developed by SDoL staff in collaboration with F&M staff. The results will be used for the following grants and programs: Title I, GEAR UP, School Counseling, Food Services, IBMY, and the Tech Initiative.