In our ongoing efforts to increase school effectiveness, the Halton Catholic District School Board has implemented a series of confidential and voluntary Tell Them From Me (TTFM) school surveys during the 2015-2016 school year.
TTFM is a voluntary, online school survey that allows students, parents, and staff opportunities to give their input into school improvement initiatives in an anonymous way. The data collected is used to monitor, support, and enhance future planning at both the Board and school levels.
The TTFM Partners in Learning Parent Survey is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering several aspects of parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences at home and school, including the extent to which parents feel the school supports learning and positive behaviour and promotes a safe and inclusive environment.
Parent TTFM Survey
All parents across each of our elementary and secondary schools were invited to complete this voluntary and anonymous web-based survey. The deadline to respond to the survey was extended until May 20, 2016.
Please note that login information for parents was provided in an email or letter sent home by your School Principal.
For more information about the TTFM Parent Survey, please refer to the attached Frequently Asked Questions. If you would like more information about the survey, please contact your School Principal or Brandy Doan, Research Analyst, Research and Development Services by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at: 905-632-6314, ext 326.
Student TTFM Survey
All students in Grades 4 through 12 across the Halton Catholic District School Board were given an opportunity to participate in the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Student Survey during the 2015-2016 school year. The TTFM Student Survey took place during school hours from Monday, October 5 through Monday, November 16, 2015.
The TTFM Student Survey
explores such topics as student engagement, emotional health, physical health, safe schools and risky behaviours. The survey was designed by researchers to give the most useful information for determining what needs to get done to improve schools.
For more information about the student survey, please refer to the attached Frequently Asked Questions
Teacher TTFM Survey
The online Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Focus on Learning Teacher Survey offers an opportunity for teachers across each of our elementary and secondary schools to provide their input into school improvement initiatives.
The questions in the TTFM Focus on Learning Teacher Survey are grouped to assess eight of the most important Drivers of Student Learning: Leadership, Collaboration, Learning Culture, Data Informs Practice, Teaching Strategies, Technology, Inclusive School, and Parent Involvement. Teachers are also asked to respond to questions from the Four Dimensions of Classroom and School Practice, which is based on the learning model followed by the Outward Bound program.
The TTFM Focus on Learning Teacher Survey will take place in early 2016.
For more information about the teacher survey, please refer to the attached Frequently Asked Questions.
The data collected will be used to:
- Enhance our understanding of the diverse needs of our students and school communities;
- Monitor our strategic planning priorities and support future planning at both the Board and school levels;
- Monitor school culture and climate to support the ongoing development and implementation of Safe Schools action plans.