November 1, 2017
The Family Engagement Survey
the City School District of Albany continues to work through the
Diagnostic Tool for School District Evaluation (DTSDE) Review that the
State Education Department has required of our schools, we are
interested in your perspective as an important part of that work. Our
family/school relationships and partnerships are central to your
We are asking that you participate in
The Family Engagement
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The survey will be open through Dec. 22. The survey is easy to complete. Just
click on the link and enter the password Albany. The survey has 50 questions that
are rated on a five-part scale. There
also are three open questions for you to offer your comments. All survey responses are
anonymous; respondents are not identified.
We ask that there be one survey
Additionally, we also will ask all of our staff as
well as our students in grades 3-12 to complete surveys. This will allow us to have a
comprehensive database important for our planning.
We have selected PLC Associates Inc. to administer
these assessments, compile the data and provide comprehensive reports
that will be helpful in our planning. PLC
Associates has worked with hundreds of schools and is a certified
provider of these instruments by State Ed.
The company abides by a strict
code of conduct in administering these surveys.
We appreciate your assistance in completing this
important survey. If there
are questions or if you need clarification, please contact our Office of
Curriculum and Instruction at (518) 475-6060. Parents and guardians are such an important part of what we do,
and we are grateful to you for taking the time to respond.
We look forward to your input.
Yours in education,
Kaweeda G. Adams
Superintendent of Schools