WE™ Survey Suite, developed by the Successful Practices Network (SPN), provides easy-to-use tools that ask students, staff, and community members to share their perceptions anonymously about the learning environment, quality of instruction, and leadership in a school or district. Survey results are presented in a detailed report that can guide decisions about school improvement. There is a fee to process the surveys, but SPN offers a discount to New York schools.
The suite includes:
- WE LEARN™ – Student Survey Grades 3-5
- WE LEARN™ – Student Survey Grades 6-12
- WE TEACH™ – Instructional Staff Survey
- WE LEAD™ – Whole Staff Survey
- WE SUPPORT™ – Parent/Community Survey
- WE ARE READY™ – Student and Staff Survey
About the Surveys
- 10-15 minutes to administer
- online or on paper
- parallel items compare student and instructional staff perceptions
Feedback from students and staff about their experiences in school can initiate innovative, meaningful school change. When school leaders measure what they value about learner engagement and the teaching and learning environment, the “data” can mean more than results on a test. Contact SPN staff for pricing.
Career Readiness Self-Assessment
For more than a decade, SPN has been conducting school and district assessments as a means of supporting leaders in their school improvement efforts. This experience has led to development an array of tools, which are now available in the Career Readiness Self-Assessment. These easy-to-use checklists are designed to help school administrators and staff assess the career readiness of their students and the efficacy of their practices. While the self-assessment is designed to be completed by school personnel independently, SPN staff can be contracted to provide any follow-up onsite support that would be helpful. The Career Readiness Self Assessment set of checklists may be used by school districts in New York State.
Rigorous and Relevant Instruction
The free online Raising Rigor/Relevance Reflection Survey - is a personal reflection survey for teachers on the level of rigor and relevance in their classroom. The survey is useful as a resource in working toward Quadrant D learning. It can also be added to a professional portfolio. (under development)
CAREER Instructional Model
The CAREER Instructional Model identifies six instructional elements that are essential to career readiness. For each element, there is an online survey for teachers to reflect on their instructional practices. The surveys are free and take less than 5 minutes to complete. They are meant to serve as a personal assessment tool. After responding to a series of characteristics with the degree to which they are in your practice, you will receive a report that summarizes favorable practices and offers suggestions on how to improve other practices.
To start one of the surveys, click on the title in the bulleted list. (under development)
- Connect with Relevance
- Assess for Proficiency
- Reward Creativity and Innovation
- Engage as Independent Learners
- Empower with Hope and Confidence
- Rate Work Habits and Collaboration