3rd Party Evaluation
Since 2016 we have worked with the Students Commission of Canada to evaluate the social impact of our program. This Spring they will evaluate the impact that the SOS initiative has had on our students and teaching staff in the face of COVID-19 and physical distancing measures using questionnaires and online focus groups. This will help us better measure the impact of online programming and allow us to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of students. Evaluations will also help us our online offerings over the coming year should physical distancing measures remain in place. We look forward to sharing the Students Commission reports with our community in Summer 2020.
Student & Parent Feedback
The overall reception to the SOS initiative has been overwhelmingly positive among students, parents and teachers. Daily participation from students remains high, even after nearly two months of programming. Parents tell us that they are grateful for the daily interaction and connection, and the classes allow them to work or take care of other tasks while their kids are busy with Sistema. Here are a few comments from parents about SOS classes: