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Surveys of School Board Members
and Superintendents

Posted March 4, 1999

In the fall of 1998 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, broken down into four regions of the state, may be downloaded from this Web page.  The files are available in either MS Word or Portable Document Format (PDF).

About the Surveys

Copyright Information

Summary of School Board Member Survey Responses by Region
MS WORD Document
Portable Document Format (Requires Adobe Acrobat)


Summary of Superintendent Survey Responses by Region
MS WORD Document
Portable Document Format (Requires Adobe Acrobat)

If you need Adobe Acrobat, you can get it for free here.


About the Surveys

Background--In October, 1998, the Illinois Association of School Boards distributed a lengthy questionnaire to approximately 5,990 members of Illinois school boards. A separate questionnaire was distributed to about 855 district superintendents. Response rates were as follows:

2,469 board members responded, about 41 percent of the 5,990 total population;

579 district superintendents responded, about 67 percent of the 855 total population.

Thank You—IASB is grateful to the Western Illinois University Computer Center for assistance in tabulating responses from these surveys and to Max Pierson and Robert Hall, professors of Educational Administration at WIU, for their help in planning and conducting the 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 130 variables in the following general categories:

Demographics - Personal and Family Information
Internet Usage
School Board Experience
Causes of Disappointment
Community Expectations and Individual Values
Perceptions of School Board Qualities
The Board-Superintendent Relationship
What Would Improve Your Schools?
Evaluation of IASB Publications
Communications Preferences
Evaluation of IASB Workshops
Evaluation of IASB Staff Responsiveness

The Illinois District Superintendent Survey consists of 90 variables in the following general categories:

Personal Information
School Board Procedures
School Board Policies
Internet Usage
Preferred Communications Media
Evaluation of IASB Publications
Evaluation of IASB Workshops
Evaluation of IASB Staff Responsiveness
School Board Work
School Improvements Needed


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.

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