Beginning in August, the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester will conduct surveys about Catholic-school perceptions for the Diocese of Rochester.
In an effort to better focus school planning, communications and marketing, the diocese wants to quantify the perceptions of Catholic schools that shape families’ decisions about enrollment. The surveys will ask about perceptions of quality, services and curriculum, including views on how diocesan schools compare to the available public-school option or other educational choices.
The surveys are designed for families currently enrolled in diocesan schools; families that left diocesan schools in the last two years; and families whose children are enrolled in faith-formation classes but are not enrolled in Catholic schools.
Surveys will be sent to all households in the first two groups, and to a sample of the nonenrollees. The surveys — which may be filled out on paper or online — are confidential and will not be shared individually with the diocese. They will be returned directly to CGR, which will analyze the results and present a summary report to the diocese.