Measuring How Well Families Trust your Schools

Trust in the school is an important indicator of how well your school is connecting and working with families to support their child’s learning and growth.

The two parent trust scales below: Parent Trust in School (PTS-Scale) and Parent Trust in Principal (PTP-Scale) were written by Patrick Forsyth and Curt Adams of The University of Oklahoma. This information could be collected from families as part of an annual survey, or as part of a smaller data collection any time during the school year.

“Trust is an individual’s or group’s willingness to be vulnerable to another party based on the confidence that the latter party is benevolent, reliable, competent, honest, and open” (

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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