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  • Title: 2011-12 Student and Parent Census Technical Report: Methodology, Implementation, Data Processing, and Reporting Authors: Maria Yau, Janet OReilly, Lisa Rosolen, Karen Kozovski, & Bryce Archer Copyright (June 2014) Toronto District School Board Cite as: Yau, M., OReilly, J., Rosolen, L., Kozovski, K., & Archer, B. (2014). 2011-12 student and parent census technical report: Methodology, implementation, data processing, and reporting (Report No. 13/14-06). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto District School Board Reproduction of this document for use in the schools of the Toronto District School Board is encouraged. For any other purpose, permission must be requested and obtained in writing from:

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  • 2011-12 STUDENT AND PARENT CENSUS TECHNICAL REPORT Methodology, Implementation, Data Processing, and Reporting

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    2011-12 STUDENT AND PARENT CENSUS TECHNICAL REPORT

    Methodology, Implementation, Data Processing, and Reporting

    June 2014

    Prepared by:

    Maria Yau

    Janet OReilly Lisa Rosolen

    Karen Kozovski Bryce Archer

    Academic, Research & Information Services Toronto District School Board

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  • 2011-12 STUDENT AND PARENT CENSUS TECHNICAL REPORT Methodology, Implementation, Data Processing, and Reporting

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................... 1

    Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1

    Goal ......................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Census Working Committee ................................................................................................................... 2

    METHODOLOGY .......................................................................................................................................... 3

    Survey Design .......................................................................................................................................... 3

    2011 Student Census Questionnaires ................................................................................................. 3

    2012 Parent Census Questionnaire .................................................................................................... 4

    Matrix Sampling Method ........................................................................................................................ 5

    Field Testing ............................................................................................................................................ 5

    Student Census ................................................................................................................................... 5

    Parent Census ..................................................................................................................................... 5

    Translations ............................................................................................................................................. 6

    IMPLEMENTATION ...................................................................................................................................... 7

    Prior Communication .............................................................................................................................. 7

    Administration ........................................................................................................................................ 7

    Student Census ................................................................................................................................... 7

    Parent Census ..................................................................................................................................... 7

    Survey Confidentiality ............................................................................................................................. 8

    DATA PROCESSING ...................................................................................................................................... 9

    Form Processing and Coding ................................................................................................................... 9

    Variable Construction ............................................................................................................................. 9

    REPORTING ............................................................................................................................................... 11

    Return Rates.......................................................................................................................................... 11

    Reporting Process ................................................................................................................................. 12

    REFERENCES .............................................................................................................................................. 15

    2006 Student Census ............................................................................................................................ 15

    2008 Parent Census .............................................................................................................................. 15

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    2006-08 Census Portraits ...................................................................................................................... 15

    First Census Spin-off Studies ................................................................................................................ 15

    2011-12 Census Fact Sheets ................................................................................................................. 15

    Achievement Reports with the use of 2011-12 Census Demographic Data ......................................... 16

    APPENDICES Appendix A: Making it Count: Update on the 2006 & 2008 TDSB Student and Parent Censuses .............19

    Appendix B: 2011 Student Census Survey Forms ......................................................................................23

    Grade 7-8 Form A ...................................................................................................................................25

    Grade 7-8 Form B ...................................................................................................................................29

    Grade 9-12 Form A .................................................................................................................................33

    Grade 9-12 Form B .................................................................................................................................37

    Appendix C: 2012 Parent Census Survey Form ..........................................................................................41

    Appendix D: 2011 Student Census Instructions/Guide ..............................................................................47

    Instructions for School Administrators ..................................................................................................48

    Teachers Guide to Student Census .......................................................................................................49

    Appendix E: 2011 Parent Census: Principal Instructions ...........................................................................65

    Appendix F: Socio-economic Status (SES) Code Framework .....................................................................69

    Appendix G: Construct Validity of the Emotional Well-being Index ..........................................................71

    Appendix H: 2011 Student Census: System Results...................................................................................73

    Highlights ...............................................................................................................................................74

    System Report ........................................................................................................................................76

    Appendix I: 2012 Parent Census: System Results ......................................................................................95

    Highlights ...............................................................................................................................................96

    System Report ........................................................................................................................................98