Types of Classroom Surveys

Surveys provide a feedback mechanism that helps you gather virtually any type of information.  Utilizing either paper or online surveys supports data-driven decision making based on real-time information, proving a foundation for improvement efforts by identifying issues and drivers that matter most to students, their parents and other key constituencies. 

The value of surveys is not limited to traditional schools.  Organizations that conduct continuing education classes, seminars, workshops and other educational/training activities can and should utilize surveys to continually assess the effectiveness and value of their courses, faculty and trainers.  The information gained from brief, well-designed surveys provides important feedback you can use to keep programs timely, identify your best teachers and presenters, and maximize satisfaction among participants.

The types of surveys you can design and publish include:

  • Classroom Evaluations that measure student perceptions of facilities, resources, support and other criteria that contribute to a positive learning experience.
  • Course Evaluations that measure and evaluate the curriculum, teacher performance and demeanor in class, the course’s relevance to a student’s educational and professional goals, and areas where course content and teacher performance can or should improve to make the coursework more valuable.
  • Parent Satisfaction Surveys that help measure their perceptions of the quality and effectiveness of curriculum and teachers, and gather information that can be used for self-assessment and administrative performance evaluations.

Click on sample surveys to take a look at a variety of templates you can use to design a survey that meets your feedback requirements.

Click on case history to read about the ways schools use surveys as an integrated measurement, evaluation and improvement tool.