Students get fatigued by surveys that are long and repetitive. They also grow tired of answering questions if no one acknowledges their responses or addresses their concerns. Unfortunately, many school surveys are designed without regard to students’ or teachers’ experiences, and we (at PERTS) find that troubling.
We designed our surveys to be part of an empowering process that elevates student voices and provides educators with rapid insights that they can act on immediately. The program surveys:
Are short. Surveys take students less than 10 minutes to complete, or less, if certain questions are turned off.
Elevate student voices in shaping their classroom experience. Our programs provide guidance to educators concerning how to frame the surveys to their students. When educators follow this guidance, it ensures their students understand that their opinions are valued and that their responses will influence what happens in class.