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What Clients Are Saying

"We are extremely pleased with our partnership with the Columbia University Teachers College Survey Research Initiative. The Teachers College team created a high quality survey design that was unique to our school and student population. By tailoring the survey we were able to construct stakeholder questions that yielded authentic and valuable data that helped us to clearly identify progress towards our organizational goals. Additionally, the TC team collected and analyzed our survey results in a prompt fashion, which allowed us to make necessary course corrections before our school year ended.

For school leaders who want access to reliable data that will help them monitor and improve school-wide progress and stakeholder satisfaction, I highly recommend the Teachers College Survey."

Nina Gilbert, EdD, Founder
Ivy Preparatory Academy, Inc.


"The Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey took away the yearly hassle of having to construct and analyze one locally at my site. It was easy to add or delete any item we felt necessary to give us the information we needed. I found that I could use the data to inform many of our state accountability reporting, including the SARC and LCAP. And parent found it user friendly because they could access on line or paper and pencil, in English and Spanish!"

Frances Teso, Founding Principal
Voices College-Bound Academy


"The on-line survey we developed with Teachers College at Columbia University gives us timely and relevant data about our programs' impact on students and teachers. It helps us to be responsive while continually improving quality."

Doris Hausmann, Director of Schools Programs
Armory Center for the Arts


"We worked with Teachers College, Columbia to develop a survey as part of our strategic planning. As a school of choice, it was essential to have parent input as a part of the process. The online format easily allowed parents to complete the survey at a convenient time and to provide the leadership team with satisfaction data as well as open ended responses. Being able to aggregate responses in a numeric way allowed us to look at trends in the data, while the free response ensured that we had the context to make good decisions. This survey allowed our parents to feel a part of the decision making process when it comes to setting priorities and goals. The fact that the survey questions had been used at numerous other schools throughout the nation allowed us to compare the responses of our community to that of other similar schools. Not only were the data timely for our use in strategic planning, the final report produced by Teachers College, Columbia was publication ready and we posted it on our school's website to ensure transparency with our community. As part of our strategic planning and budgeting process, the data received was immediately actionable and led our administration and board to re-examine our academic program and communication plan. We were able to customize certain parts of the survey to ensure that the unique aspects of our program were evaluated, while still using the base survey, which allows for comparisons. This was a great tool for our leadership team to take an objective look at the school program during our annual strategic planning and budgeting."

Matt Taylor, Board of Directors
Delta Elementary Charter School


"The survey report was extremely useful and was well received and appreciated by our parents. It has given me some excellent ideas for areas of focus next year."

Stacy Giles Emory, Director
San Carlos Charter Learning Center