• By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. • IDRA Newsletter • May 2007

A group of parents participating in a parent leadership series led by IDRA at a high school in Texas decided that their leadership project would be to survey parents and students. These parents are very concerned about the math curriculum and instruction, because this year their children’s high school was put on the list of not achieving adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the first time. They had collected anecdotal evidence of what the problem might be but wanted to have more data in terms of family and student opinions about the situation. At first, they decided to just ask two questions of other parents and caretakers: What helps your children learn math? and What blocks them from learning math? After further conversation, they decided to conduct a more extensive survey and to include students. They hope to have some preliminary findings by the end of June.

Following are their surveys. The first is for parents who will survey other parents, and the second is for students who will survey other students.



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Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed, is an IDRA senior education associate and director of the Texas IDRA Parent Information and Resource Center. He also serves on the national board of PTA. Comments and questions may be directed to him via e-mail at feedback@idra.org.

[©2007, IDRA. This article originally appeared in the May 2007 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]