Types of Teacher Surveys
A properly designed survey enables you to gather virtually any type of information.  Utilizing either paper or online surveys supports data-driven decision making based on real-time information, providing a foundation for self-assessment and improvement efforts by identifying issues and drivers that matter most to teachers and other key constituencies. 

The value of surveys is not limited to traditional schools, however.  Organizations that conduct continuing education classes, seminars, workshops and other educational/training activities also can and should utilize surveys to continually assess the effectiveness and value of their course offerings, faculty and trainers.  The information gained from brief, well-designed surveys provides important feedback you can use to keep programs timely and relevant, identify your best teachers and presenters, and maximize satisfaction among participants.  Just as important, lecturers and providers can gain immediate feedback they can use to improve course content, connect more effectively with their audiences, and increase their value as teachers and presenters.

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.
  • School climate surveys that provide data on perceptions about facilities, faculty support and enthusiasm for teaching, libraries, technology, activities, recreation, safety, bullying, diversity, and other issues connected to the culture and atmosphere of your school.
  • Student engagement surveys that examine how students perceive the school, classes, facilities, fairness of tuition, faculty and administrative support, quality of campus life and other factors that help them truly “engage” with your institution.
  • Teacher satisfaction surveys that gather faculty feedback on compensation and benefits, support and administrative resources, technology, facilities, security, the quality of colleagues, etc.
  • Alumni surveys that provide information on their satisfaction, comparisons to other institutions, perceived value, the degree of “connectedness” and ways to improve it.

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.