December 28, 2015
ARKPORT, NY – The Arkport Central School District has sent out a statement, about how they will be doing surveys with a company called SCoPE, in January.
To be discussed in the survey, will be issues such as how people like to contacted with information about the school system (email, mail, media, social media). Also, Arkport Central will be asking if the information that the school system is putting out, has enough details.
Read full statement below:
The Arkport Central School District has partnered with SCoPE School Surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of the district’s communications efforts with key stakeholder groups. School Communications Performance Evaluation (SCoPE) Surveys seek feedback from district staff, parents of students and community members on how they receive information and whether they consider the communication to be effective.
For more information about Arkport’s SCoPE Surveys, visit the district website at www.arkportcsd.org. For questions on participating, contact the superintendent at (607) 295-7471, Ext. 1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about SCoPE, visit www.scopeschoolsurveys.com“SCoPE Surveys will help us to take the guesswork out of our communications,” explains Arkport Superintendent of Schools Glenn P. Niles. “Through the surveys, we will learn whether people prefer receiving an email, seeing a post on social media or reading about something in the local paper. We will also find out if we are providing enough information about key topics and issues.”
SCoPE Surveys are conducted online in a secure portal and take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Questions primarily revolve around the district’s communication mechanisms, the effectiveness of communications in key areas of importance to each audience and whether communication is considered to be accurate, timely and trustworthy. Participants can access the surveys on desktop and laptop computers as well as most tablets and smartphones. The surveys are available in both English and Spanish and participation is completely anonymous.
Arkport’s SCoPE Surveys will open on Jan. 11, 2016, and constituents will have until Jan. 29, 2016, to participate. Because the reliability of the results increases with the percentage of people taking the surveys, participation is significant.
“We strongly encourage everyone to take the time to give us this extremely important feedback,” Board of Education President Stephen C. Hoyt said.
Once the surveys are closed, SCoPE then provides reports of the results and an individualized consultation on how Arkport can analyze and best use their findings to make improvements. The results will focus on both those areas where communication is working as well as those areas where it is not.
Developed by leaders in school communications, SCoPE Surveys are rooted in research and align with nationally developed standards for effective school communication. “We have experienced first-hand how effective communication builds trust,” said founders Sandy Cokeley and Julie Abbott. “Faculty and staff, parents and families and community residents all deserve to be informed about their local schools so that they can each do their share in supporting student achievement.
Dr. Niles agrees: “Here in Arkport, we know effective communication is essential to supporting our students’ success as well as our success as a school district. Once again, we need to hear from our constituents on what is working and what is not and we ask everyone to participate.”
For more information about Arkport’s SCoPE Surveys, visit the district website at www.arkportcsd.org. For questions on participating, contact the superintendent at (607) 295-7471, Ext. 1121 or email@example.com. To learn more about SCoPE, visit www.scopeschoolsurveys.com