Commonwealth Education Poll
CEPI conducts polls each year to gauge public support for a variety of education issues, from state funding for public education to whether Virginia’s institutions of higher education are doing a good job preparing graduates for jobs.
For questions about the Commonwealth Education Poll, contact Interim Executive Director Robyn McDougle, Ph.D., at (804) 827-3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Survey Director Farrah Graham, Ph.D., at (804) 828-1989 or email@example.com.
2015-16 Commonwealth Education Poll
These findings are part of a new statewide survey conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University. Topics covered include readiness of high school, community college and four-year college graduates for the workforce, higher education performance and opinion on restructuring secondary education toward greater workforce development. Additional topics include K-12 funding, opinion on impact of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and accountability policies. The Commonwealth Education Poll was conducted by landline and cell telephone from December 15-20, 2015, with a random sample of 801 adults in Virginia. The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points. This poll is conducted annually by VCU’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute (CEPI), which is part of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
2014-15 Commonwealth Education Poll
The 2015 Commonwealth Education Poll is a current statewide survey of adults in Virginia conducted by CEPI. Topics covered include K-12 funding, public perspective on increased online learning options for high school students, opinion on impact of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and accountability policies. The report also contains results for questions regarding bullying, school safety and pre-Labor Day school opening. In relation to higher education, the poll provides a look at Virginian’s perceptions of the quality of education offered by Virginia’s four-year universities, community colleges and online universities, perspectives on workforce development and perceptions of campus safety. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 4.1 percentage points.
2013-14 Commonwealth Education Poll
The 2014 Poll provides insight into public opinion on topics ranging from the impact of SOL testing, performance of colleges and universities in the commonwealth and safety in both public K-12 schools and colleges and universities.
2012-13 Commonwealth Education Poll
- VCU Commonwealth Education Poll finds majority of Virginians support pre-Labor Day school opening and homeschool sport participation
- VCU Commonwealth Education Poll finds majority of Virginians support increased spending for K-12 and think higher education is doing a good job preparing and producing graduates