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    For the school owners and instructors out there have you ever considered using a report card for your school. I am handing out a report to the aparents of my childrens classes next monday night, it is not a report card on how their child is doing, but on how the school is doing. It is a questionaire on what each person thinks of the school.

    Here are the questions I have asked:
    1. I think the discipline level is: Too Much Just Right Too Little
    2. I think the curriculum is : Too Much Just Right Too Little
    3. I think the quality of Instruction is: Excellent Good Fair Poor
    4. I think the fun level inteh school is: Great Good Fair Poor
    5. The school is having a: Positive Influence Negative Influence
    6. I think the Instructor to Student Ration is: Great Good Fair Poor
    7. The school needs more:
    8. The school needs less:

    I ask that they circle the appropriate answer for the first 6 questions , and then there are 2 lines proveide for comments if they need it. Questions 7 and 8 have places for their answer. There is also a place for suggestions and other comment.

    Has anyone else used something like this in the past?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I am handing out a report to the parents of my childrens classes next monday night

    Here are the questions I have asked:
    1. I think the discipline level is: Too Much Just Right Too Little
    2. I think the curriculum is : Too Much Just Right Too Little
    3. I think the quality of Instruction is: Excellent Good Fair Poor
    4. I think the fun level inteh school is: Great Good Fair Poor
    5. The school is having a: Positive Influence Negative Influence
    6. I think the Instructor to Student Ration is: Great Good Fair Poor
    7. The school needs more:
    8. The school needs less:
    I think feedback is a great idea, so long as you don't change "who you are" just to satisfy the cutsomer. For example, if many parents thought there was "too much" material in Kenpo, what would be done about it? Is that a reason to delete a few forms, sets, or techniques? I know for you, the answer would be "no", but not for all instructors.

    How about if you taught all the classes and you got a "fair" for quality of instruction? Well, people are entitled to their opinions, but the truth is, any students would be very fortunate to have you as an instructor Rob. A fair assessment of your quality of instruction would be one done by your peers, specifically those who have been in the martial arts, and kenpo in particular, a very long time.

    Just my opinion.

    Jamie Seabrook
    www.seabrook.gotkenpo.com

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    I want to make sure that we are more focused on quality than anything else. The report cards are mainly for feeback to make sure we are offering the best instruction possible. With so many other activities out there I want to sure that we are making our best effort to keep every student, with out selling out and becoming a Mc Dojo.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    We don't use a report card but we do do an "evaluation" lesson when student is up for renewal. We do this with all students. It accomplishes a couple of things:

    1. It allows the parents/family to see what and how the student is doing.

    2. It allows the school to ask the parents and/or the student how they think things are going and whether or not they have any concerns or complaints.

    As you know, eliciting this kind of feedback can be invaluable to a school, especially when you start to see trends. It also gets more buy in from the student and the parents because it shows their opinion is valued.

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    I found a lot of info by doing this. Most of the parents would like the level of discipline in the school, and belief even more would be a good thing. Most found that they like how we have things laid out.

    I also found this to be a very useful tool to see if there are any potential trouble maker parents.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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