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Surveys of School Board Members
and Superintendents

Posted July 9, 2009.

In April 2008, the Illinois Association of School Boards conducted in-depth surveys of both school board members and district superintendents in Illinois. Response totals for all questions on both surveys may be downloaded from this Web page in Rich Text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

About the Surveys

Copyright Information

Additional Analyses

Download summary of 2008 School Board Member Survey Responses
Rich Text Format
Adobe PDF
Download summary of 2008 Superintendent Survey Responses
Rich Text Format
Adobe PDF

About the Surveys

Background--In April 2008, the Illinois Association of School Boards distributed a lengthy questionnaire to the approximately 5,985 members of Illinois school boards. A separate questionnaire was distributed to about 855 district superintendents. Response rates were as follows:

1,699 board members responded, about 28 percent of the total population;

404 district superintendents responded, about 47 percent of the total population.

Thank You - IASB is grateful to the Western Illinois University Computer Center for assistance in tabulating responses from these surveys.

IASB also is indebted to the district superintendents in Illinois who helped with the distribution and collection of survey instruments. Thanks also to the school board members and superintendents who took the time to complete and return the lengthy surveys.

Survey Subject Matter - The Illinois School Board Member Survey consists of 146 variables in the following general categories:

School District Characteristics
Demographics - Personal and Family Information
Internet Usage
School Board Experience
Sources of Disappointment
Perceptions of Board Performance
Board Processes
Board Service and Turnover
Rating the Superintendent
Rate Your District
School Improvement
No Child Left Behind
The Future of Education
Foundational Principles
Workshops and Board Training
Division Meetings
IASB Publications
Delivery of Information
Calling on IASB Staff
Using IASB Services

The Illinois District Superintendent Survey consists of 120 variables in the following general categories:

School District Characteristics
Superintendent Demographics
Experiences on the Job
Internet Usage
School Board Practices
School District Policies
Perceptions of School Board
School Board Turnover
School District Rating
No Child Left Behind
The Future
School Board Training
IASB Workshops and Meetings
IASB Publications
Contacting IASB Staff
IASB Services
Delivery of Information


Copyright Information

The survey response summaries posted on the IASB Web site are copyrighted by the Illinois Association of School Boards. IASB hereby grants to school districts and other Internet users the right to download and print copies of these documents for their personal use, provided that (a) the Illinois Association of School Boards is noted as publisher and copyright holder and that (b) any such copies are not disseminated for charge or used for any commercial purpose.


Additional Analyses

Additional analyses of the data derived from the surveys of Illinois school board members and superintendents will be reported to the IASB membership during the coming months. These reports will appear from time to time in IASB periodicals as well as on this website.

Response records for both surveys are available in a standard data format and may be analyzed on any of the survey variables or combination of variables. IASB staff will consider suggestions for further analyses on a case-by-case basis as time permits. If you are interested in seeing some data broken out by any particular variable, e-mail your request to srotherham@iasb.com. Please identify yourself, describe the variables you would like analyzed, and include your return e-mail address.

Questions regarding the survey instrument, procedures, and the wording of survey questions and multiple-choice responses also may be directed to Shantel Rotherham at the above e-mail address.

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