Superintendent Kathy Gomez and her team at Evergreen Elementary School District are strong believers in the importance of making schools safe, caring, and nurturing places. As part of this commitment, they empower student voices throughout the district.
Since 2014, Evergreen has partnered with YouthTruth to listen to what students’ have to say about the aspects of their school experience that research says matter most for student success, such as school climate, social-emotional learning, and relationships. By gathering comprehensive insight from all students on these important intangibles, the district is equipped with the data they need to make decisions that can improve students’ experiences.
Check out the full case study here to learn more about how this innovative California district uses YouthTruth’s valid and reliable student surveys to better serve the ultimate beneficiaries of public education.