Parent Survey Results on School Re-entry and Covid-19 (Fall 2020)

Parent / Guardian Survey on School Re-entry and Covid-19 (October/November 2020)

Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) conducted a survey to measure the “pandemic pulse” in the return to schooling with Covid-19 implications.

All parents / guardians in Alberta with children in Kindergarten to Grade 12 were invited to participate in the survey.

The survey results will inform the ASCA Board of Directors on parents’ perspectives in Alberta during school re-entry in the Fall of 2020. 

Much appreciation to all the Parents/Guardians for their input and participation - thank you for your time and efforts!

“Parent Pandemic Pulse" Survey Fall 2020 Results (PDF 319 KB)

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Research Limitations

While the findings from this Alberta School Councils Association (ASCA) survey may be helpful in providing insight into parents’ perspectives during Alberta school re-entry in the Fall of 2020, some of the specific comments may not be applicable to other contexts. The large size of the survey sample was more than adequate for identifying common themes and key findings. However, because most of the respondents were self-selected, and there is some imbalance in regional participation, it is difficult to determine with complete certainty that the results are representative of the larger population of parents and guardians with children in kindergarten to grade 12  in Alberta.

The fact that the responses from this survey show similar patterns to a prior survey created using a research instrument designed by the Alberta Teachers' Association (who used guidance from a World Health Organization (WHO) insight research survey tool and a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) measurement scale) does increase confidence in the representativeness of the results. As is often the case with exploratory research, new questions emerged that might become the focus of future research. The results of this research survey will be further analyzed and weighted for representation, and may be of use for the historical record of the impact of the coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on Alberta.