How do student, family, and staff perception data help monitor progress against your district’s strategic plan? How can you amplify and incorporate student feedback to help guide school and district improvement?
Just south of Seattle, Bethel Schools gives us an example, as their strategic plan brings student and stakeholder voices to the forefront. The district uses baseline data from YouthTruth surveys – taken by more than 17,000 students, parents, and staff across district schools in the spring of 2018 – as a tool for discussion, planning, and action.
District leaders are committed to building school environments where students feel safe and productive. The district will gather feedback from students, parents and guardians, and staff annually to build on what the 2018 analysis revealed about what is working well and what should be prioritized for change.
Check out how Bethel Schools is equipping their strategic planning team with insights from over 11,000 students, 3,800 families, and 1,300 staff across elementary, middle, and high schools with their last round of surveys here.