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Survey Research Initiative

Survey Research Initiative

Customization for Client Needs

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We partner with our clients to leverage our strengths and theirs, customizing our surveys in order to meet our clients’ goals/objectives, needs, and time/cost constraints.

Our services include:

Survey development and customization;

  • Assistance with survey administration to help achieve a high response rate and robust survey results;
  • Analysis of survey data to provide feedback to clients that is unbiased, constructive, and timely;
  • Online access to survey results 24/7;
  • In-depth reports that compare survey responses by question, by stakeholder group and across schools, school districts, or charter management organizations;
  • PowerPoint presentations to communicate survey results to your stakeholders

We customize our surveys to meet the needs of our clients. Some distinctive features of our surveys are:

  • Student surveys are offered in two versions -- for elementary students (grades K-5) and for secondary school students (grades 6-12).
  • In the case of charter schools or turnaround schools, three types of surveys are available: one for new schools (1-3 years), a second for emerging schools (4-6 years), and a third for mature schools (7+ years).
  • Our survey questions differ depending on whether the school is a “brick and mortar” (traditional), a hybrid, or a virtual school.
  • Surveys are available in English and Spanish.
  • Survey administration can be online or pen-and-paper.