Since 2008, YouthTruth has been listening. We’ve partnered with schools and districts to accelerate local change based on student feedback. Through this work we’ve heard from over 1.5 million students across the country.
What are we learning? In 2016, we launched the Learning from Student Voice series to bring that data and insight to bear on pressing challenges related to school experience and improvement.
Driving Educational Equity
In this guidebook, you’ll find best practices for exploring student survey data with an equity lens, examples of how other educators are leading through listening, and research-based protocols and practical tips for discussing and taking action to address inequities in your school system. This video shows how YouthTruth supports equity work. Check out our Driving Equity through Data Webinar.
As YouthTruth has articulated local and national findings, educators have asked, “Based on this sobering data, what is my next action?” Use this guidebook to help you move from data to action with some top-notch, 100% free resources and address bullying in schools and beyond. The guide includes tools and strategies from Teaching Tolerance, Teach Kindness, Facing History and Ourselves, and more.
Student Voice in Action
In this guidebook, you’ll find protocols and strategies to engage students in school climate data and lead alongside adults in defining and meeting improvement goals. Learn how YouthTruth and districts like San Luis Coastal Unified District, Monterey Peninusla Unified School District, Oxnard Union High School District, West Contra Costa Unified School District, and the High Tech High network are elevating student voice to accelerate change here.
Other studies linking student perceptions with student learning and academic achievement:
- What Matters for Staying on Track and Graduating in Chicago Public High Schools
- Perceptions of Classroom Environment, Achievement Goals, and Achievement Outcomes
- Student Engagement and Student Learning: Testing the Linkages
- A Research Synthesis of the Associations Between Socioeconomic Background, Inequality, School Climate, and Academic Achievement