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Opinion Surveys

2007 Statewide Public Opinion Survey - Executive Summary (686k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.) - On January 14 and 19, 2007, The Nelson Report completed two surveys. Ths report is a combination of responses from the two surveys. It provides valuable information regarding Oregonians’ perceptions and attitudes toward the public school system. This survey research project was undertaken by the Oregon School Boards Association in conjunction with Seattle Northwest Securities and K&L Preston Gates Ellis, LLP in order to establish another benchmark on Oregonians’ attitudes concerning issues facing education.

Chalkboard research summary (45k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.) - Chalkboard has undertaken extensive public opinion research to gauge Oregonians’ views of their public schools.

Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey 2002 - OSBA helped fund the biggest public opinion survey conducted in our state in the last decade. The 2002 Oregon Values and Beliefs Survey sought the opinions of over 2,600 Oregonians - what do they value most?

All for All: Strengthening Community Involvement for All Students (484k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.) - A November 2000 poll released by the Public Education Network (PEN), , lists improving public education among the top civic duties. Most of those polled recognize that schools need community support and involvement to raise student achievement.  PEN is a national non-profit organization funded by the Ford Foundation to promote community involvement in schools. 

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