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    Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten (QSCDK) (in French only)

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    Type of survey

    Enquête transversale; représentativité provinciale, régionale et locale pour certains résultats.

    Targeted population

    2017 : Les enfants fréquentant la « maternelle 5 ans » à temps plein en 2016-2017 dans les écoles francophones et anglophones, publiques et privées (subventionnées ou non) du Québec; excluant les enfants résidant dans les régions sociosanitaires 17 (Nunavik) et 18 (Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James).

    2012 : Les enfants fréquentant la « maternelle 5 ans » à temps plein en 2011-2012 dans les écoles francophones et anglophones, publiques et privées (subventionnées ou non) du Québec; excluant les enfants résidant dans les régions sociosanitaires 17 (Nunavik) et 18 (Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James).

    Sampling and data collection

    Data collection period

    2017 : February to May 2017.

    2012 : February to May 2012.

    Response rate

    2017

    School boards (70/70): 100%
    Ratio between the number of students in responding school boards and the total number of eligible students.

    Schools (1,878/1,895): 99.7%
    Ratio between the number of students in responding schools and the total number of eligible students.

    Teachers (5,178/5,217): 99.2%
    Ratio between the number of students in classes where the teacher was a respondent and the total number of students in participating schools.

    Children (83,335/86,984): 95.8%
    Ratio between the number of students for whom a questionnaire was filled out and the total number of students in participating classes.

    Overall response rate: 94.8%
    Ratio between the number of students for whom a questionnaire was filled out and the total number of eligible students. This weighted overall rate takes into account all components of non-response related to the school boards, schools, teachers and students.

    2012

    School boards (69/70): 99.3%
    Ratio between the number of students in responding school boards and the total number of eligible students.

    Schools (1,647/1,859): 88.8%
    Ratio between the number of students in responding schools and the total number of eligible students.

    Teachers (3,969/4,133): 95.9%
    Ratio between the number of students in classes where the teacher responded and the total number of students in participating schools.

    Overall response rate: 81.3%
    Ratio between the number of students for whom a questionnaire was completed and the total number of eligible students. This weighted overall rate accounts for all components of nonresponse at the school board, school, teacher and student levels.

    Survey promotion activities and the mobilization of partners and their networks largely contributed to these excellent collection results.

    Number of questionnaires filled out

    2017

    83,335 questionnaires.

    Among the children for whom a questionnaire was filled out, 1,963 were SHSMLDs (2.4%). Given that these children were excluded from the results in the publications of the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the analyses include 81,372 children.

    2012

    64,989 questionnaires.

    Among the children for whom a questionnaire was completed, 1,902 were SHSMLDs (2.9%). Since these children are excluded from the results of ISQ publications, the analyses concern 63,087 children.

    Proportion of computerized and paper questionnaires

    2017

    About 99% of questionnaires were completed on the Institut de la statistique du Québec’s secure website.

    About 1% of questionnaires were filled out on paper.

    2012

    About 95% of questionnaires were completed on the ISQ secure website.

    About 5% of questionnaires were completed on paper.

     

    Themes

    Développement global et pour chacun des cinq domaines mesurés soit :

    1. santé physique et bien-être : motricité, fatigue, préparation physique (alimentation et habillement adéquat), etc;
    2. compétences sociales : confiance en soi, sens des responsabilités, respect des pairs, etc;
    3. maturité affective : hyperactivité, inattention, anxiété, tristesse, etc;
    4. développement cognitif et langagier : intérêt et habileté en littératie, intérêt et habileté en mathématiques, etc;
    5. habiletés de communication et connaissances générales : capacité à articuler clairement, capacité à comprendre, capacité à communiquer, etc.

    Technical and methodological documentation

    Analytical products and data