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Surveys of School Board Members
and Superintendents

Posted October 25, 2013.

In March 2013, 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 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

About the Surveys

Copyright Information

Additional Analyses

Download summary of 2013 School Board Member Survey Responses

Download summary of 2013 Superintendent Survey Responses


Background - In March 2013, the Illinois Association of School Boards distributed a link to a lengthy questionnaire to approximately 4,651 members of Illinois school boards. A separate questionnaire was posted and a link sent to about 813 district superintendents. Response rates were as follows:

1,354 board members responded, or about 29 percent of the total population;

429 district superintendents responded, or about 53 percent of the total population.

IASB thanks all 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 149 variables in the following general categories:

About Your School District
About You
About Your Family
Your Use of the Internet and Social Media
About Your School Board Service
About Your School Board
Reducing School Board Turnover
About Your Superintendent
About School Improvement
The Future of Education
School Board Member Training
Evaluation of IASB Workshops, Meetings and Services
Your Evaluation of IASB Publications and Programs
Contacting IASB Staff

The Illinois District Superintendent Survey consists of 112 variables in the following general categories:

About Your School District
About You
Your Use of the Internet and Social Media
About Your School Board
Reducing School Board Turnover
About District Culture
School Board Member Training
Evaluation of IASB Workshops, Meetings and Services
Your Evaluation of IASB Publications
Contacting IASB Staff


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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