The School Culture Survey Template#Culture
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But how can you tell whether your district is on the right track, or where gaps are starting to form? Unless you're getting honest feedback from every person at every level, it just won't be possible.
To that end, we've created a survey template based on a meta-analysis of existing school culture research. The survey covers five core elements of culture, as reflected in student achievement and job satisfaction studies:
- Shared Mission
- Learning Environment
- Growth and Development
Analyzing the ResultsIt's one thing to obtain feedback, but what you do with that information is ultimately what matters. We've pored over the expected results to arrive at a three-tiered evaluation matrix to help you identify action items based on your culture score.
What Does Your Score Mean?
30-89: Time for a Turnaround
If you fall in this group, you were likely aware of a problem before you sent out the survey. Your situation is not unsalvageable, but you do have some work ahead of you and you will need some help from the people around you.
90-119: Middle of the Pack
More than 60% of all respondents are expected to fall within this range. It's a good indication that you're doing many things well, but you should walk away from this process with some insights as to how you can take that next step from an average culture to a premier destination for students and potential job candidates.
120-150: Rarefied Air
Amazing work by you and your team. You should all be proud. There are few districts anywhere that can lay claim to such an overwhelmingly positive culture, but we're willing to bet it shows in the achievement of your students and the passion of your team. Well done!
|Casey Thompson Edtech Thought Leader