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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